Time to give Barbie movies a break! To make the movie features fair and square, toy company Mattel’s line of action figures will be receiving its share of the spotlight this October.
Albeit having a name recall to many because of chic Barbie dolls, Mattel is also known for the production of worldwide best-selling action figure and hit television series Max Steel. Sounds like some RoboCop x UltraMan thing, right? They may have some things in common as Max Steel is a story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action.
Before we spill the details, check out the official trailer below:
The plot chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (played by Ben Winchell) and his mother (Maria Bello) who have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born.
While trying to belong in his new hometown, Max discovers that he’s also being followed by a techno-organic alien named Steel who is after his super-human energy. Soon the two finally accept their oddly-connected fate and discover that together, they possess a powerful strength beyond the human world. Joining Winchell in the titular role is Josh Brener who voices Steel. Together, their powers become the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Expect sinister forces greedy for power, as well as (almost) unstoppable enemies from another galaxy to bring in more physics-defying action.
Directed by Stewart Hendler, known for his digital series H+ (which Bryan Singer also produced), Max Steel comes out as a teenage superhero for the next generation — combining action, comedy and cutting edge special effects into an epic adventure for the whole family.
From Pioneer Films, Max Steel will be bringing some action into theaters nationwide starting October 19, 2016.