Joel Silver Plans On Bringing "Ben 10" To The Big Screen

Joel Silver Plans On Bringing "Ben 10" To The Big Screen

Joel Silver, the producing muscle behind some of Hollywood's most acclaimed action flicks, has been tapped to produce a tentpole version of Cartoon Network's super-successful series Ben 10.

Variety reports that all parties involved see the major bucks possibilities in bringing the animated series to the big-screen as a franchise starter, one that will be aimed directly at the kiddie demographic. There have been three separate incarnations of Ben 10 and a couple of spin-off live action TV movies, both directed by Bill And Ted star Alex Winter (no kidding). Silver spoke on the challenge of developing such a franchise for a young audience, saying, "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."

Ben 10, for those who only watch Cartoon Network for the Family Guy reruns, finds the young Ben Tennyson in possession of a watch-like piece of alien technology that allows him to transform into various super-powered aliens. With the help of his granddad and his sister, Ben masters the challenges that come with being the keeper of the Omnitrix, and fight evil.

[Via Variety]

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