Anyone else annoyed at the fact that McG calls himself McG? Man, it's these little things that bother me ... and most of the time I have no idea why. In a recent interview with Coming Soon, the We Are Marshall director talked about one of the more (fascinating? ridiculous?) projects his name is currently attached to -- a movie based on Hot Wheels. Ya know, those toy cars you grew up with?
While IMDB lists him as director, McG admitted he will only be producing (gee, I wonder why?) saying, "... it doesn't feel right for me as a director at this time." No sh*t, really? Is that just his way of saying, "There's no way in hell I would jeopardize my entire career on a movie about friggin' Hot Wheels?" McG, whose birth name is Joseph McGinty Nichol (see, the things you learn on Cinematical ... ), also divulged a bit of plot for the film: "We just have a take on that, it's the story of a kid trying to reconcile with his father. It's a kid who steals his dad's race car and ends up going through a sort of "Back to the Future" portal into this world, and he has to reconcile his relationship with his father." Seeing as he threw Back to the Future in there, it seems the race car might really be ... a time machine! Wait, perhaps McG will tell us what this all has to do with, ya know, Hot Wheels: "It's very "Stand by Me", and it should be a good family movie."
Wait, Stand by Me is about a group of kids who find a dead body? So, according to McG, it's Back to the Future meets Stand by Me ... but based on Hot Wheels, the toy. Is it just me, or are you a little dazed and confused right about now? When asked whether it was important to get Hot Wheels in theaters before Speed Racer, he wasn't sure -- the project is still in development (hell?). More on Hot Wheels as it hits the net ...