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Ben 10 Heading To Big Screen

Mega-producer Joel Silver will develop a live-action movie based on Cartoon Network’s hit Ben 10 animated franchise, Variety reports. Warner Bros. will likely distribute the feature.

The property, created by comics veterans Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, centers on a boy who finds an extraterrestrial watch-like device that allows him to transform into a variety aliens, each with its own special ability. Ben 10 aired on Cartoon Network from December 2005 to 2008 before it was succeeded by Ben 10: Alien Force, which gave way in April 2010 to Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.

The animated franchise has previously been adapted as live-action television movies in 2007 with Ben 10: Race Against Time and its 2009 sequel Ben 10: Alien Swarm. Dark Castle Entertainment’s Steve Richards, who will produce the adaptation with Andrew Rona and Silver, said the big-screen take on Ben 10 will be different, and larger, than the live-action versions that came before it.

“We really see this as a large, big-budgeted tentpole movie,” he tells the trade paper.

Silver and Dark Castle Entertainment are on the hunt for writers.


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  • DoubleWide

    Didn’t “The Last Airbender” teach anyone that what looks cool in animation doesn’t always work in live action?

  • Jolewist

    When was Ben 10 ever cool? :L

  • DaMakDaddy1

    Ben 10 is Cool… LOL

  • Drhiphop85

    Ben is very cool…

  • Lewis4510

    No it teaches hollywood not to give M. Night Whathisface the time of day let alone let him anywhere near something like the Last Airbender.

  • Sm 151

    If you need a ben 10 chose me

  • Jmcreer

    This is well overdue – scoff all you want, but Ben 10 is a recognised and proven international brand.  It could very well be the new Harry Potter franchise if done well.

    That’s the key though – done well.  Although I enjoyed Airbender myself (as I was not a fan of the cartoon and had no preconceptions) it didn’t appeal to the fans and thus didn’t capture an audience.

  • Dawnell_do

    I think a Ben 10 movie could be possible, but they would have to change this up and live out anything Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.

  • guest

    when????? thats the big question