A live-action Hot Wheels movie is currently in the works, thanks to a collaboration between Mattel, Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. The Hot Wheels brand has influenced both automotive and pop culture with its iconic design, remaining the #1 selling toy in the world with over 8 billion vehicles sold. So, it only makes sense to see some of its vehicles on the big screen.
Hot Wheels started back in 1968, with the original cars made by Elliot Handler. He discovered that his son Kenneth was playing with Matchbox cars and decided to make his own line of diecast vehicles to compete with them. Originally, these vehicles were aimed to be hot rod-like or fantasy cars, often with big rear tires, forced induction, flame paint-jobs, and have outlandish proportions. Aside from Hot Wheels, Mattel Films plans to develop live-action movies for American Girl, Barbie, Barney, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and even UNO. This widebody TVR Griffith is probably the closest thing to a real-life Hot Wheels car right now.
- With the Hot Wheels Total Turbo Takeover Track Set, kids can design and build multiple track set-ups for racing and stunting thrills.
- The set includes a 2-way booster that propels cars along the track and powers them through multiple loops.
- Kids hone their problem-solving skills with each track build as they work through creating the fastest and most exciting courses.
As the global leader in car culture, Hot Wheels has been igniting the challenger spirit in auto enthusiasts for generations. “Fans of all ages are now in for the ride of their lives with the incredible talent of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot joining us alongside Warner Bros. Pictures to transform Hot Wheels’ legendary IP into a thrilling story for the big screen,” said Robbie Brenner, Executive Producer, Mattel Films.