According to The Hollywood Reporter, a movie based on the popular toy Lego 'Hero Factory' robots is currently in development at Universal. 'Predators' scribes Michael Finch and Alex Litvak are in talks to write the script for the upcoming project. The film would be produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff of the Mark Gordon Company along with Ben Forkner and Dean Schnider of Film 360.
The Hero Factory line of the Lego toys has the tagline “We Build Heroes,” and features a storyline complete with characters from mythology. According to the report, "the characters hail from a planet where a factory churns out robotic machines whose goal is to fight intergalactic evil. The heroes include characters such as Stormer, Bulk, Stringer, Furno and Breez with villains having monikers such as XPlode, Corroder, Meltdown and Von Nebular - a good guy gone rogue."
The robots debuted in 2010 and served as a replacement to Lego’s Bionicle line. The Hero Factory line also includes comics, a computer app and a theme park. The film version would be a "live-action adaptation set in the world of the mythology."
Basing films on popular film brands has been a recent trend in Hollywood. Universal recently releasEd Battleship, based on a Hasbro board game. The studio is also developing films based on Stretch Armstrong and Candyland.