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.