Paramount and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a Beyblade Film.
Jerry Bruckheimer already holds the keys to Paramount’s Transformers franchise, but now he’s adding another Hasbro property to his lineup. Deadline is reporting that Bruckheimer is once again teaming up with the studio on a film based on Hasbro’s BeybladeToy line.
Takara, a Japanese business, was originally founded Beyblades1999. These toys are basically spinning tops players use to fight in arenas called Beystadiums. These tops often featured Bit-Beasts in flashy designs. They also produced a manga and anime collection in the U.S., which aired around same time as the toys hit shelves.
Paramount hasn’t found a director for the movie yet. Paramount announced however that it has hired an executive director. Beyblade’s script-writing duties over to Neil Widener and Gavin James. Widener and James were hired to write and HourmanFilm for DC and Warner Bros. They are also working to create a Hot Wheels movie and an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Micro.
Beyblades have sold hundreds of millions of units all over the globe since their inception. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Paramount is most likely considering the project’s franchise potential. Paramount is keeping details of the plot under wraps at this time.
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