Fast & Furious director Justin Lin to helm Hot Wheels film
Justin Lin is getting back in the driver’s seat.
The Fast & Furious director is set to helm Hot Wheels, a feature film based on the classic toy cars from Mattel, EW has confirmed. Through his company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Lin will also develop and produce the film for Legendary Pictures.
A big-screen take on the Hot Wheels toys has been in the works for years; news of negotiations between Legendary and Mattel surfaced back in 2011. There’s currently no writer attached to the project, which is in early development, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lin should feel right at home directing a car-based movie, considering that he helped revitalize the Fast & Furious franchise. Beginning with 2006’s The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Lin directed four consecutive Fast films, concluding with Fast & Furious 6, which grossed almost $800 million at the box office.
Hot Wheels is just the latest nostalgia project for Lin, who is teaming with LeBron James for Space Jam 2.