Max Steel is an upcoming American sci-fi action adventure film directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Yost, and stars Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe, Andy García, Maria Bello and Billy Slaughter. 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 while Open Road Films will release the film in the United States on August 26, 2016.
Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story. The plot chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into 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.