The Mattel action figure, Max Steel, is coming to the big screen. Here is the first tron-like trailer from Japan.

Max STeel trailer

It seems odd that we’ve heard very little about Max Steel for so long. At one point Taylor Lautner was in talks to play the title role. Mattel has tried to get a movie based on the property going for years. Now, Max Steel will apparently be released in the U.S. on October 21st.

“Max Steel” stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath™ and Ana Villafañe. The film is being penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost, directed by award-winning director Stewart Hendler with Academy Award® nominated family entertainment veteran Julia Pistor serving as producer for Mattel’s Playground Productions.

Max Steel Mattel

The “Max Steel” film is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of 16-year old Max McGrath™ and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth, and fighting the mysterious forces threatening their world.

At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia. Eventually, the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – and that when apart, neither can survive for long.

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