Hot Wheels: Why Don’t We Have a Movie Yet?

With the Warner Bros./Mattel movie Barbie on the horizon, it looks like these two corporations are eager to keep making motion pictures together.

Warner Bros./Mattel Films, in association with Bad Robot, announced that Dalton Leeb and Nicholas Jacobson-Larson would be writing a brand new script for a movie based on Hot Wheels.

Those miniature cars have been dominating the imaginations of children and grocery store checkout aisles for decades now, making it no surprise that Hollywood would want to make a movie based on these vehicles.

What is surprising, though, is how long major studios have been determined to make a Hot Wheels film happen.

In an industry where movies as inexplicable as The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Welcome to Marwen exist, filmmakers have spent decades now trying and failing to crack what a motion picture version of Hot Wheels would look like.

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