Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story. The plot chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who are symbiotically bonded and utilize a unique form of esoteric energy to become the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth, and fighting the mysterious forces threatening their world.
Max Steel is an American sci-fi action superhero film directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Yost, and stars Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Ana Villafañe, Andy García, Maria Bello and Billy Slaughter. Based on the eponymous toy line by Mattel, the film chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who harness and combine their tremendous powers to evolve into the turbo charged superhero Max Steel.
The filming began on April 29, 2014, in Wilmington, North Carolina and wrapped in late-May 2014. Dolphin Films and Mattel Playground Productions are co-producing. The film was released in the United States on October 14, 2016, by Open Road Films. It was panned by critics and has grossed $2 million.
Directed by: Stewart Hendler
Starring: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello, Andy Garcia, Ana Villafañe, Mike Doyle, Phillip DeVona, Avis-Marie Barnes
Screenplay by: Christopher Yost
Production Design by: William O. Hunter
Cinematography by: Brett Pawlak
Film Editing by: Michael Louis Hill
Costume Design by: Allison Leach
Art Direction by: Richard Bloom
Music by: Nathan Lanier
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence.
Studio: Open Road Films
Release Date: October 14, 2016