Hot Wheels Director Announcement

Hot Wheels Director Announcement

The long in development Hot Wheels film, (yes, based on the toy line) has secured itself a director but is still a few years away from release.

The Hot Wheels line of toys doesn’t really have any story or mythology behind it, other than being a massive collection of all sorts of cars. It’s difficult to know what to expect from a film adaptation using the same name, something along the lines of where Fast and the Furious started out seems to be a likely scenario.

Nevertheless, director Justin Lin is now attached to the film, making waves with his role in the Fast and the Furious franchise no doubt well prepares him for this film, and his Star Trek film Beyond has also been well received making him a sought after filmmaker.

Following Star Trek, Lin was announced for a new Bourne film (though one using the Aaron Cross character rather than Jason Bourne himself).

This all makes a busy schedule for Lin, and with Hot Wheels still a while off anything could happen but for now, Lin is in the hot seat – so to speak.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.