Joel Silver developing Ben 10 movie

Cartoon Network character going live-action


Joel Silver has signed on to develop a live-action feature film based on Ben 10.

The Cartoon Network show has consistently high ratings, managing over 4 million viewers for recent live-action TV movie Ben 10: Race Against Time.

Now Matrix producer Joel Silver is hoping to make the series a big screen film franchise.

Ben 10 is the story of Ben Tennyson, a boy who can transform into 10 different alien creatures with the aid of his Omnitrix, a device he wears on his wrist.

Joel Silver said, “I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material.”

He continued, “I have a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old, so it’s somewhere between them.”

The TV movie was live-action, but will be completely re-cast for the big screen.

The last time Silver aimed for a younger audience, we ended up with Speed Racer - a film that flopped so hard you can still hear the echo.

Still, here's hoping he gets this one right, for the sake of the children.

Ben 10? Or never again? Let us know…


    • Tarantino3011

      Jun 14th 2011, 18:30


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    • FBSPryor

      Apr 2nd 2012, 4:36

      Speed Racer proved that you can't rely solely on children to turn out for expensive movies with allotted merchandise. I can only hope that it is approached similarly to the Transformers movies, and is made darker with a PG13 rating to get older people in. Generally, PG attracts 10 and under, PG13 attracts over 10. And with IMDB giving a 2013 release date, it looks to be a crowded year as it's also seeing the sequel to Star Trek, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Despicable Me 2, The Hangover Part III, Man of Steel, After Earth, Fast and Furious Six, and Monsters University. The fact that John Carter failed as a gamble is also worrisome.

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