Following the premiere of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ in 2023, another toy franchise is getting a live action adaptation with Skydance Media and Mattel Films overseeing its development. Matchbox, a popular car toy brand is getting adapted into a feature film titled as ‘Matbox’ and is rumored to possibly star John Cena in the lead role. Skydance Media is a popular production company whose works include, ‘Heart of Stone’ which premiered in 2023, ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One’ the seventh film in the movie franchise, ‘The Tomorrow War’ starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski and Betty Gilpin alongside other members of the cast, ‘Snake Eyes’ which was directed by Robert Schwentke and more. Mattel Films is a known production company who are primarily known for their Barbie animated films. Their works include, ‘Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses’, ‘Barbie: Mermaidia’, ‘Barbie & the Diamond Castle’, Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale, Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess and more.
John Cena is a popular actor, wrestler and rapper whose works include, ‘Peacemaker’ in which he played the role of the titular character, ‘Fast X’ which premiered in 2023 and is the tenth film in the movie franchise, ‘Freelance’ which was directed by Pierre Morel, and more.
A Look at the Crew for ‘Matchbox’
David Coggeshall will be joining the crew for ‘Matchbox’ as its writer. David Coggeshall is a surfacing screenwriter and his works include, ‘Orphan: First Kill’ which premiered in 2022, ‘The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia’ which was directed by Tom Elkins, ‘Prey’ which premiered in 2019 and more.
David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Aimee Rivera, Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon, Elizabeth Bassin and Andrew Scannel will be heading the production team for the upcoming feature film. David Ellison is the CEO of Skydance Media and is a known producer. Dana Goldberg is a popular producer and the Chief Creative Officer of Skydance Media. Aimee Rivera is a surfacing producer whose works include, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ which premiered in 2019 and was directed by Tim Miller and ‘Ghosted’ which starred Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Lizze Broadway, Adrien Brody and more. Robbie Brenner is the President of Mattel Films and is a known producer. Kevin McKeon is the Vice President of Mattel Films. Elizabeth Bassin and Andrew Scannel are emerging producers.
Currently, ‘Matchbox’ is under active development. Hence not much is known regarding the plot and the potential cast for the film. Yet, the upcoming project is predicted to be an interesting entertainer.