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Ben 10 live-action adaptation from producer Joel Silver gets a screenwriter

01.31.2012

Producer Joel Silver is hoping to have learned from his SPEED RACER mistakes and is again jumping into the fray of animated-to-live-action films with an adaptation of the popular Cartoon Network series BEN 10, hiring screenwriter Albert Torres, who recently did some work on the now dead-in-the-water AKIRA adaptation.

Ben 10 is about a boy named Ben Tennyson, who acquires a watch-like alien device called the Omnitrix (later the Ultimatrix) that allows him to turn into one of ten different alien creatures (hence, the "10" in Ben 10).

Cartoon Network has already produced two live-action adaptations that aired on the network, as well as a number of animated features. The show itself has had a number of iterations, effectively flooding the market at this point, having first aired in 2005.

It's a smart move to adapt the property with such a large built-in audience. However, let's hope that Silver and Torres remember that it has to, like, not suck as well.

Extra Tidbit: Any of our younger readers watch this show? What's the consensus, is this something to be excited about or not?
Source: Variety

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8:31AM on 02/01/2012

The live action movies were terrible

and all three iterations are riddled with inconsistencies and all round sillyness (Ben's cousin is Gewn who has a brother called Ken and it gets sillier his friend...once mortal enemy is Kevin...wait for it...Levin...Kevin Levin)...but hey...I'm an adult. My son, who was around 5 when he watched Ben 10...loved it. I bought him the complete series and he watched them over and over (and I with him it does have a certain charm about it). However, perhaps he's got a little older...or the
and all three iterations are riddled with inconsistencies and all round sillyness (Ben's cousin is Gewn who has a brother called Ken and it gets sillier his friend...once mortal enemy is Kevin...wait for it...Levin...Kevin Levin)...but hey...I'm an adult. My son, who was around 5 when he watched Ben 10...loved it. I bought him the complete series and he watched them over and over (and I with him it does have a certain charm about it). However, perhaps he's got a little older...or the newer series are a little poorer (probably both)...he's lost interest. From an adult's point of view...if they go for a 10 year old Ben...rather than a 15-16 year old one as he is now...it's definitely going to be only for the kids. I'm pretty sure the new Karate Kid suffered from the lead being so young (what kid that age has the kind of love and mortal enemy portrayed in that movie????).
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3:18AM on 02/01/2012
Is this series really all that popular? I have nothing against it since I have never seen it but I just didn't realize it was good enough to be made into a feature film.
Is this series really all that popular? I have nothing against it since I have never seen it but I just didn't realize it was good enough to be made into a feature film.
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2:40AM on 02/01/2012
I am sure it could be cool as long as it doesn't travel the same road as The Last Airbender.
I am sure it could be cool as long as it doesn't travel the same road as The Last Airbender.
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6:14PM on 01/31/2012
My nephew likes Ben 10 a lot so I'll probably take him to watch it. The show itself is alright though I like Ben in his older show. I think it's "Alien Force" or "Ultimate Alien" or something.
My nephew likes Ben 10 a lot so I'll probably take him to watch it. The show itself is alright though I like Ben in his older show. I think it's "Alien Force" or "Ultimate Alien" or something.
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5:46PM on 01/31/2012
my younger brother watches this show a lot, i'll most likely go with him to check this out. I think its one of the better shows he watches, and he watches a lot of shitty television
my younger brother watches this show a lot, i'll most likely go with him to check this out. I think its one of the better shows he watches, and he watches a lot of shitty television
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3:21PM on 01/31/2012
Speed Racer was a good time.
Speed Racer was a good time.
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6:15PM on 01/31/2012
Yep. Good time. But it also gave me an eye sore for 15 minutes after watching it, hehe.
Yep. Good time. But it also gave me an eye sore for 15 minutes after watching it, hehe.
2:32PM on 01/31/2012
I really enjoyed Speed Racer, personally.
I really enjoyed Speed Racer, personally.
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1:42PM on 01/31/2012
Like Freddyrich below, I watch this cartoon with my 7yr old son and he loves it. I agree about the movies on Cartoon Network but given a decent budget the big screen adaptation would be good. My son was so excited when I told him this may happen!
Like Freddyrich below, I watch this cartoon with my 7yr old son and he loves it. I agree about the movies on Cartoon Network but given a decent budget the big screen adaptation would be good. My son was so excited when I told him this may happen!
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1:26PM on 01/31/2012

WOW

Awesome cartoon, it started as Ben 10, then it was Ben 10 Alien Force, now its Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Force. I watch it with my 6 year old son, and its not bad at all. The live action movie they did on Cartoon Network was alright, very cheaply done. hope it looks better on screen.
Awesome cartoon, it started as Ben 10, then it was Ben 10 Alien Force, now its Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Force. I watch it with my 6 year old son, and its not bad at all. The live action movie they did on Cartoon Network was alright, very cheaply done. hope it looks better on screen.
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1:22PM on 01/31/2012
I didn't know this even existed..
I didn't know this even existed..
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