Let it rip! The most popular BeybladeA live-action film adaptation of the franchise is in development
It’s been announced that Paramount Studios will be making a live-action movie based on the popular spinning toy franchise, Beyblade. Beyblade is a spinning toy franchise that was originally developed by Takara, a Japanese company. Later, licenses were granted to other companies, including Hasbro. The toys were a huge success because they inspired many manga series, comics and anime series. Nearly all adaptations focus on a Beyblade-fighting tournament.
Beyblade models include the Ultimate Saizo (Spin Dragoon), Ultimate Frostic Dranzer (Ultimate Frostic Dranzer), Gekiryu–Oh), Megaro arm, Spark Knight and Zinrai. These toys have their own rules. Beystadiums are where toy tops would be fought in arenas. Beystadiums battles can be compared to a Colosseum-style brawl. Each player is equipped with a Beylauncher that allows them to launch their Beyblades. This concept is featured in every adaptation. It looks like we will finally get to see the live-action film adaptation. “real”Imagine the battle for Beystadium.
Beyblade gets the Live-Action Hollywood Film Treatment
The studio also announced that Jerry Bruckheimer, a veteran producer, would direct the live-action adaptation. Bruckheimer is well-known for his productions in science fiction, fantasy and drama. The veteran producer is well-known for his work on film franchises such as Pirates Of The Caribbean, Bad Boys, National Treasure, and Beverly Hills Cop. Bruckheimer is also well-known for producing shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Without A Trace, Cold Case and The Amazing Race. Also, Neil Widener and Gavin James will write the script for the live action film.
The Beyblade live acting film does not yet have a director nor a release date. Besides having a producer and two scriptwriters, details of the film’s plot are still under wraps. If we had to guess the film’s story, it could take inspiration or nods from the manga and anime series. The live-action film adaptation of the franchise will hopefully add to its legacy.
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