Live-Action BEN 10 Movie Has a New Screenwriter
Producer Joel Silver is trying to get his live-action Ben 10 movie to the big screen, and he's hired another screenwriter to take a crack at the script. Up-and-coming writer Ryan Engle (Rampage) has landed the job, and he will work off the script previously written by Albert Torres (Akira).
I've watched a couple of episodes of Ben 10, and from what I've seen it looks like it could make for a fun kid's action movie. The story revolves around a character named Ben Tennyson, a boy that can transform into 10 different alien creatures with the help of a glovelike device called the Omnitrix. Silver previously talked about the film, explaining,
I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material. I have a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old, so it's somewhere between them. I tried to do (something similar) with Speed Racer and failed miserably. You always learn more from the ones that don't work than the ones that do work.
I personally don't think he failed with Speed Racer at all, that movie was freakin' awesome! I don't care what anyone says. The reason it failed was because of the poor marketing. I thought it was a perfect adaptation of the animated cartoon.
I'm not really sure what to expect from a live-action Ben 10 film. I really don't have any expectations, so at this point it can't really disappoint me.