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‘Matchbox’ Film At Mattel Lands ‘Extraction Director Sam Hargrave


EXCLUSIVE: After efficiently launching the Extraction at Netflix, director Hargrave has his eyes set on one other potential franchise with a chunk of IP that’s revving its engines to get out the gate. Sources inform Deadline, Skydance and Mattel Movies have closed a cope with Hargrave to direct a live-action movie primarily based on Matchbox, Mattel’s iconic real-world die-cast toy car line with David Coggeshall and Jonathan Tropper penning the script.

Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce alongside Robbie Brenner for Mattel Movies. The venture might be shepherded by Aimee Rivera for Skydance and Elizabeth Bassin and Andrew Scannell for Mattel Movies.

The legendary Matchbox model was invented in 1953 by automotive fanatic Jack Odell to unravel a problem for his daughter, who was allowed to take a toy to highschool provided that it was sufficiently small to slot in a matchbox. When his daughter’s faculty buddies too started clamouring for a “matchbox automotive,” an iconic model was born. The excessive requirements of authenticity for Matchbox die-cast automobiles have pushed the model for over 70 years and generations of followers. At this time, two Matchbox automobiles are bought each second someplace around the globe.

Plot particulars are being saved underneath wraps however given Hargrave’s fashion that has put him on the map as one of many high motion administrators on the town, the movie is certain to characteristic some high-octave sequences that would rival any automotive chase on the town.

Hargrave has established himself as a filmmaker of observe, identified for deftly incorporating a mix of distinctive, intuitive, and character pushed motion into each his work in movie and tv. Following the success of Extraction 1 and 2, Hargrave has began to construct out a sturdy improvement slate that features the Warner Bros. high-octane motion movie, Keep Frosty, that he can even produce with Darkish Horse Leisure, a few man who miraculously survives an murderer’s bullet to the top and has to determine who needs him lifeless, and why, as he makes his approach again house in time to spend Christmas along with his son.

Hargrave can even direct the pilot episode, and govt produce, the upcoming Apple TV+ authentic drama collection, The Final Frontier, starring Jason Clarke.  Created by Jon Bokenkamp and Richard D’Ovidio, The Final Frontier, follows Frank (Clarke), the lone Marshal in control of the quiet, rugged barrens of Alaska, whose jurisdiction is turned upside-down when a jail transport aircraft crashes within the distant wilderness, setting free dozens of violent inmates.  Tasked with defending the city he’s vowed to maintain protected, he begins to suspect the crash wasn’t an accident, however step one of a well-crafted plan with worldwide political implications.

Coggeshall is a 3-time Black Lister whose most up-to-date had his spec The Household Plan debut on AppleTV+ starring Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan. It was the platform’s most-ever streamed film after promoting in a aggressive scenario to Apple and Skydance. Moreover, his script The Deliverance (fka Demon Home) simply wrapped for Netflix with Lee Daniels directing. Within the final two years, he’s additionally written Thundercats for Warner Bros. and the Orphan prequel, Orphan: First Kill for Paramount. 

Tropper is the internationally best-selling writer of six novels which were translated into over thirty languages. He tailored his New York Occasions bestseller This Is The place I Depart You as a Warner Bros. movie, directed by Shawn Levy, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey.

He was the creator and Govt Producer of the Cinemax tv collection Banshee and the HBO Max drama Warrior, and served as Showrunner and Govt Producer of the Apple TV+ sci-fi collection See, starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.

On the characteristic aspect, he wrote Kodachrome, starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, and Elizabeth Olsen, and The Adam Challenge, a sci-fi thriller starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy. Most just lately, he wrote the Amazon/MGM authentic characteristic The Wrecking Crew, starring Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista, which begins manufacturing this August, and he created the tv drama Your Pals & Neighbors for Apple TV+ starring Jon Hamm, which is at the moment in manufacturing in New York Metropolis and slated to air in early 2025.

Hargrave is repped by WME, Coggeshall is repped by WME, Writ Massive, McKuin Frankel & Whitehead, LLP and Tropper is repped by CAA.

Coming off the vastly profitable Prime Gun: Maverick and Mission: Inconceivable – Lifeless Reckoning, Skydance’s slate of motion and journey movies has not dissapointed as of late and consists of Coronary heart of Stone, Spy Children: Armageddon and The Outdated Guard 2 for Netflix in addition to The Household Plan and the upcoming The Gorge, Fountain of Youth and Mayday for Apple TV+ in addition to Mission: Inconceivable 8.

Coming off the huge success of Barbie, Mattel Movie’s imaginative and prescient is to collaborate with main filmmakers to make standout high quality motion pictures primarily based on our iconic manufacturers that can resonate in tradition and attraction to international audiences. Along with Matchbox, Mattel Movies has characteristic movies in improvement for iconic IP together with American Lady, Barney, Sizzling Wheels, Bob the Builder, Magic 8 Ball, Main Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Thomas & Pals, UNO, View-Grasp, and Wishbone. Mattel Movies can also be growing Christmas Balloon, a vacation household drama primarily based on all-new IP.




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