Hot Wheels movie down the road

Columbia Pictures said it has optioned exclusive motion-picture rights to develop and produce a live-action feature film based on Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand. Charlie’s Angels director Joseph McGinty Nichol, known as “McG,” will direct. John Baldecchi, who produced The Mexican, and Jason Hoffs will produce. They are speaking with writers to develop a script. A release date has not been set.