Good news if you're one the many Latin American children who are fans of the beloved, nanobot-based xXx toy, Max Steel! Here comes Max Steel: La Película!
Just weeks before Paramount Pictures invades theaters with "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra," the studio is teaming with Joe Roth to pick up Mattel's "Max Steel" as another action figure it wants to play with on the bigscreen.
The toy property revolves around a 19-year-old extreme sports junkie recruited by a secret agency after an accident infects his body with nanobots, making him superhuman.
Although Mattel introduced the character in the U.S. in 1999 as an action figure, and soon after in an animated series that ran from 2000-2002, he's proved more popular in Latin America, where Max Steel is the region's No. 1 action figure.
Finally, an action figure movie where I'm guaranteed not to be incredibly angered by the nostalgia-destroying results. Because I have no idea who a Max Steel is.
He sounds really awesome, though.
Paramount toys with 'Max Steel' pic [Variety]