Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina way back in 2014, the live action adaptation of the popular Mattel toy franchise Max Steel has been delayed more times than I can remember, and we now have yet another release date set for this October, but this time we also have some actual footage in a new trailer.
Max Steel will now arrive in theaters on Friday, October 21, and a Spanish trailer presented in English has made its way online.
Read on for the official synopsis and then scroll down to watch the first trailer for Max Steel!
Max Steel is an in-depth origin story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath and his mother, 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.
As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control. At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia.
Eventually the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – and that when apart, neither can survive for long. As these two unlikely friends learn to accept their connected fates, they begin to uncover secrets surrounding the death of Max’s father.
As they dig deeper, they soon find themselves hunted by an unforeseen enemy bent on capturing Max and Steel for a sinister agenda of destruction. Uncertain who to trust, they will have to work together to find the truth, and fight the mysterious forces threatening our world.
Directed by Stewart Hendler, the film stars Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe, Maria Bello, Molly McGrath, and Andy Garcia.
Max Steel will open in theaters (hopefully) on October 21.