BEN 10 Creators Confirm Live-Action Movie Plans; Script Is In The Works

A while back we heard that Joel Silver had signed on to produce an adaptation of the very popular cartoon for the big screen, now the show's creators give us a few updates..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/5/2012
We heard some time ago that Joel Silver - producer of, among many others, Sherlock Holmes, V For Vendetta, and the Matrix trilogy - had signed on to develop a live-action feature film based on Cartoon Network's Ben 10 sci-fi franchise, with an eye toward distribution through Warner Bros. All has been quite since, but MTV caught up with the show's crators and they offered a few updates..



Says Duncan Rouleau..

"We’ve met with Silver a couple of times but it’s very early in the development stages to really discuss it any further than that. Other than we are also equally as excited by the prospects."


Steven Seagle adds..

"It’s a live action film as far as we know. They’ve commissioned a script, which is exciting and we had a lot of cool conversations with Joel Silver the time we met with him about even which version it’ll be, what aliens kids like, and it’s super fun. But it’s super early, so not a lot has been firmly decided."


I have never watched the show myself, but my Niece and Nephew rave about it. Is there any appeal for adults or is this one kids only? Would a live action adaptation be something you guys would look forward to? Sound off below.









Source: MTV Splashpage
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MovieMaster - 4/5/2012, 9:04 AM
This show is such a crock of shit.
Vegeta - 4/5/2012, 9:09 AM
i swear i saw a low budget live action movie for this at the video store... haha i know can you believe it?? i was at a video store!
Spidey91 - 4/5/2012, 9:09 AM
I like the original Ben 10 show,it was funny and action packed. then they ruined with the sequels.
and the concept is pretty cool too. if something,a big budget live-action movie could be an awesome display of special effects and super powers: you got the fire alien,the water alien,the flying alien,the Hulk-like alien,etc.
ninjaturtle11 - 4/5/2012, 9:12 AM
the original show was good but alien force and ultimate alien was dog shit............ if they are making a movie they need to put xlr8 in it
Spidey91 - 4/5/2012, 9:14 AM
^^they would probably put all the original 10 aliens in it
Optimus83 - 4/5/2012, 9:15 AM
¡¡¡Good Ben 10 Movie!!!

I have a question:


- Ben 10


- Ben 10: Alien Force


- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien???
Ceejay - 4/5/2012, 9:24 AM
It's What Green Lantern wished it would be and probably will make twice as much as GL at the box office with a decent budget. Made for kids and kids love it, fanboys not invited to the party.
RorMachine - 4/5/2012, 9:29 AM
Speaking of fanboys, there's a Star Trek 2 update knocking around somewhere for you to give out about.
SoulAllFlush - 4/5/2012, 9:32 AM
There has already been 2 live action made-for-tv films of Ben 10. The first was directed by Bill S. Preston Esquire.


As long as it gets made with affection and heart then good luck to them.
RaleighAntrobus - 4/5/2012, 9:44 AM
Jesus Christ, who cares a shit about a live action Ben 10?
RorMachine - 4/5/2012, 9:53 AM
Ben 10 fans I'd imagine.
Spidey91 - 4/5/2012, 9:56 AM
^^kiddies all over the world would be all over it
Homunculus97 - 4/5/2012, 10:00 AM
This can go 2 ways

1: Bad as in the Last Airbender bad
2: Or MAYBE decent

If they made some changes and a little bit more mature it COULD be good but I doubt that they will target the movie towards an older audience .

Well the main villain looks like Cthulhu so maybe it could be a horror movie , lolz
Spidey91 - 4/5/2012, 10:23 AM
@Marjoh63

lol,Vilgax does look like Cthulhu :P
at least the villain is a badass mofo
Homunculus97 - 4/5/2012, 10:27 AM
@Spidey91

Yes Indeed , and I saw that there was another villain called DiAGON , does it sound familiar to Dagon or what ?
Atleast they have some lovecraftian references in it , : P
Ha1frican - 4/5/2012, 10:42 AM
There have already been 2 live action movies on cartoon network...
P862010 - 4/5/2012, 12:04 PM
they should get the kid from super 8 for Ben
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/5/2012, 12:50 PM
Michael Bay´s dream project.
wbrowning79 - 4/5/2012, 12:55 PM
I guess it could work... Just get Joss Whedon to direct.
gost - 4/5/2012, 12:56 PM
I enjoy watching it with my daughters.
PaulRom - 4/5/2012, 12:57 PM
Never watched the show, but it looks very uninteresting IMO. Could care less about a live action movie.
AraxisHT - 4/5/2012, 1:18 PM
Alien Force was good, but the original series sucked.
superbatspiderman - 4/5/2012, 1:18 PM
I big budget live action Ben 10 would be awesome. Heck I even liked the TV movies especially Lee Majors as grandpa.
EditNinja - 4/5/2012, 3:58 PM
It's a just kids show.
It's been done but Joel Silver knows a goldmine when he sees it:

Dev7 - 4/5/2012, 4:51 PM
I suspect this would end up like the last airbender and dragon ballz.
Devastator335 - 4/5/2012, 9:08 PM
I hope they do a live adaptation on either Ben 10 Alien Force or Ultimate Alien.
TheAmazingSlade - 4/6/2012, 1:41 AM
They should use motion capture to make the aliens more vivid in the same way that Joss Whedon did with Mark Ruffalo in order to create the Hulk.
Homunculus97 - 4/6/2012, 4:58 AM
@skulldeath

Rather that than a Dragonball evolution clone , ugh


@ImmortalVigilante
Hope so , or maybe the same CGI as in Rise of the planet of the apes ! I bet that weta workshops will be involved in this project .

And I think this will only work if it plays out when Ben is older .
GUNSMITH - 4/6/2012, 9:02 AM
PROLLY GET THIS GUY TO BE BEN

AUSSYACE - 4/6/2012, 6:20 PM
If that tattoo above is real...You are a fool...

Steve81T - 5/10/2012, 11:59 AM
Ben 10 has a Huge audience. If the producer plays to the fan base, kids and the parents that take them, they will have a moneymaker and profitable sequels. If they try to adapt it, shift it, make-it-believable, or real-world it, the whole ensuing mess will suck and be banned to the Black Hole of Calcutta for all eternity.

PLEASE...Man of Action...don't let some knothead with dollar signs in their eyes do what Shamalywhatever did to Aang and company. The characters of Ben, Gwen, Grandpa, and...even Vilgax deserve better. If its not gonna come out right PULL THE PLUG!!!

As a live action movie it has outstanding potential to be a moneymaking project and great addition to the Ben 10 Universe. Good luck and Do the right thing.
Steve81T - 5/10/2012, 12:19 PM
For reference: my 5 year old loves all three animated shows. He's played, and beaten, the Wii Ben 10. His favorite characters are Spidermonkey, Big Chill and Way Big. We watch the shows together sometimes and his 15 year old brother, and visiting buddies, will almost always stop and watch with him. Ben 10:Ultimate Alien is the most requested. Go get 'em

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