Canadian science fiction series Max Steel is aiming to take Hollywood by storm with its blend of comedy and CGI–animation. Not only did the rumors of a Max Steel film adaptation finally come to fruition, we also get the privilege of seeing a string of first look images courtesy of Moviefone. Ben Winchell can be seen as Max McGrath transformed into superhero Max Steel. He is able to generate and control Tachyon Unlimited Radiant Bio-Optimized (or TURBO) energy, with the help of his alien companion Steel. We also get to see Max’s love interest Sydney Gardner played by Ana Villafane and Max’s mother Molly McGrath played by Maria Bello. The movie is set to borrow story elements from the animated television series that was launched last year.
Courtesy Maxsteel.wikia.com, here is a better look a the charahter’s backstory for those of you not in the know:
“16-year-old Maxwell “Max” McGrath is thrown into a new life after moving with his mother to the small city of Copper Canyon. There he meets new friends, bullies, and super-villains hunting him for his TURBO energy. Max must now join N-TEK, a secret organization his late father Jim McGrath started, to defeat Trans-Human Industries from taking over the galaxy with their sinister leader Miles Dredd. ”
“Max’s powers are hidden and regulated with the aid of his Ultra-Link friend Steel, who is a project of his father, to prevent Max from going critical Steel transforms into Max’s multiple armors for whatever terrain battle is present. Along the way, with the aid of N-TEK led by Max’s uncle Ferrus, both will uncover the mystery behind many of Steel’s lost memories and what really happened to Max’s dad.”
Christopher Yost (“Thor: The Dark World“) is hired to pen the script, and Stewart Hendler (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”, “H+”) serves as a director. Max Steel is scheduled to be released somewhere in 2015.
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