Lin in driver’s seat for Hot Wheels

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

JUSTIN LIN, the di­rec­tor of Star Wars Be­yond, has been signed up to de­velop, di­rect and pro­duce Hot Wheels, a fea­ture film based on the hit range of car toys from Mat­tel. How­ever, as the project is still in the early stages with Lin ( be­low) now look­ing for a writer to get it off the ground, Hot Wheels will not be his next movie, says The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. One of the world’s big­gest toy brands, Mat­tel claims that its Hot Wheels is the best-sell­ing toy in the world, with nine mil­lion cars cre­ated ev­ery week and 10 sell­ing ev­ery sec­ond. More than five bil­lion toy cars have been pro­duced since 1968. Lin is also known for his work on the Fast and Furious fran­chise, di­rect­ing four of the f i l ms. – AFP

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