EXCLUSIVELet it Rip! Paramount will be producing a live action movie starring Mr Blockbuster Jerry Bruckheimer that is based on Beyblade’s toy franchise.
The scriptwriters for this project are Neil Widener and Gavin James. The plot details of the project are being kept secret.
The spinning top toys – a competitor of Pokemon – were originally developed by Japanese firm Takara and have been licensed by different toy companies including Hasbro. The battling tops concept inspired manga, anime and comics series, followed by localized international TV versions, all based around a Beyblade fighting tournament.
Early Beyblades had Ultimate Frostic Dranzer (Spin Dragoon), as well as Saizo. The tops fight in arenas called Beystadiums, which have something of the colosseum about them with open sections in the walls and openings on the sides to launch into. Each Beyblade is equipped with a BeyLauncher which can be used to launch into battle.
The movie is still in development. However, the Transformers studio will likely be exploring franchise opportunities based on the movie’s success. toysThese units were sold in the millions.
Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Bruckheimer and Paramount are finally due to release anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick this summer. The Hollywood super-producer is also in production on Paramount action-adventure movie Secret Headquarters with Owen Wilson and on the modern-day TV adaptation of 1980 film American Gigolo with Paramount TV. He is also producing the buzzy Brad Pitt Formula One pic which has his Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski aboard. As we reported, that one is headed towards Apple.
Widener and James currently collaborate on Comic Hourman with Warner Bros. DC Films and Chernin Entertainment. They have also worked together on scripts such now you see me 3 for Lionsgate, as well as the Micro novel adaptation written by Michael Crichton.