Mattel is kicking off the Matchbox movie with ‘Extraction’ franchise director Sam Hargrave at the helm

Barbie became the biggest movie of 2023 and, as reported, Mattel is opening its toy box to find more box office gold with a Box of matches movie.

ABC Audio has confirmed that Mattel Films has hired someone with serious action films to bring to the big screen: stunt coordinator-turnedExtraction franchise director Sam Hargrave.

The filmmaker collaborates with bestselling author and The Adam Project screenwriter Jonathan Tropper and co-writer David Coggeshall (The Family plan) to adapt the beloved 1953 toy line into a film for Skydance, which received support from the Mission Impossible movies.

Mattel points this out, by the way Two Matchbox cars are sold every second somewhere in the world, and they’re no doubt hoping this will result in ticket sales as well.

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