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Those of us that have paid attention to the show Ben 10 already know what it’s about. Title character Ben Tennyson (clever), a boy with the power transform into 10 different alien creatures with the help of an alien device called the Omnitrix. The series became so popular it spawned two more shows, Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, it even received two made for TV movies directed by Bill and Ted’s Alex Winter. Well, they must have been doing something right, because producer Joel Silver (Speed Racer) has been brought on to develop a live-action feature film adaptation of Cartoon Network’s animated series.

Silver had this to say in a statement,

“I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material. I have a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old, so it’s somewhere between them. I tried to do (something similar) with Speed Racer and failed miserably. You always learn more from the ones that don’t work than the ones that do work.”

At least he’s honest about how bad Speed Racer actually was, he’s not trying to sugarcoat his mistakes. There’s where the difference lies though, as Speed was geared towards the older audiences that grew up watching it, Ben 10 is a much younger series that kids today actually recognize (I actually like it myself. One of the few good cartoons of today). It’s a smart move, hitting the strategy of  “Get’um while their young”, that’ll cement any future viewership if they plan to make this a franchise.

As of right now however, everything is still in the early stages of development as Silver and Dark Castle Entertainment  are currently looking for writers to adapt the project. Silver is currently preparing to get started on a film called Project X, set for next year, as well as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, scheduled for December.

Here’s a little more of information on the show :

Ben Tennyson was a normal ten-year-old boy until the day he found the Omnitrix. Once he put on this mysterious alien device, he could not take it off but gives him the power to transform into ten different alien life-forms, and he became a reluctant superhero. With the help of his Grandpa Max and his spell-casting cousin Gwen, Ben now has to protect not only the world but the Omnitrix itself from Vilgax, an alien warlord determined to rule the Earth.

Via: Geek Tyrant

Category: Film, TV

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