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'Hot Wheels' Movie Puts Director Simon Crane In The Driver's Seat

18 October 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Charles Webb

After what The Hollywood Reporter describes as months of negotiations, Simon Crane has signed on to direct a "Hot Wheels" movie based on the Mattel line of die-cast toy cars.

Crane beat out "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in the latest attempt at jump-starting the nascent "Fast & the Furious" competitor, after previous attempts to bring the project at other other studios (Columbia, Warner Bros.) and other directors (McG) stalled out.

"Hot Wheels" joins "Gran Turismo" and the upcoming Aaron Paul vehicle "Need For Speed" as attempts to catch up to Universal's seemingly unstoppable "Fast" franchise. Across six movies, they've earned nearly a billion dollars for the studio since Vin Diesel and Paul Walker first glowered at each other across the hood of a muscle car with 2001's "Fast and the Furious."

If you thought a "Hot Wheels" movie would offer some good, family fun, you've got another think coming: The script, »

- MTV Movies Team

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