Watch out, 'Transformers,' because the big screen is about to be taken over by the original modular metal toy: Erector Set.

Yes, you read that right: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Meccano Toy Company, which has been churning out tiny gears, beams and pulleys since 1901, has signed a deal with indie studio Helix Films to produce a 3D feature film about the beloved toy franchise.

So what exactly will the film be about? While building a scale model conveyor belt wouldn't seem to be the most action packed subject around, Helix honcho Steven-Charles Jaffe is confident that the power of the brand will overcome all obstacles.
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