Film revs up with director and writer…

Second-unit director and stunt coordinator Simon Crane has been tapped by Legendary Pictures to make his directorial debut with ‘Hot Wheels,’ a big screen actioner based on the classic Mattel toy line.

With Paul Attanasio (‘Quiz Show,’ ‘The Good German’) on board to provide the script, the story, according to THR, centres on a washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once put behind bars.”

Joe Roth, Palak Patel, and Sam Mercer of Roth Films will produce with Legendary’s Alex Garcia overseeing development.