Several US sources say Hasbro and Mattell have partnered with Helix Films to produce a movie about the model construction system. The toy is known as the Erector Set in the US.
"The three partners of Helix Films all grew up playing with Erector Set toys but in different countries so our partnership with Meccano is very personal, as well as exciting," Helix co-owner Steven-Charles Jaffe told Variety.
"We believe the iconic Erector brand offers generational appeal with global reach, providing a tremendous platform to create a thrilling film franchise that boys, girls and adults will all adore," he said.
Although there is no screenwriter attached to the project, Helix stated that the family adventure will be shot in 3D with a possible release date in 2011.