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 Beyblade toy line.
Japanese company Takara originally launched Beyblades in 1999. The toys are basically spinning tops that players use to battle each other in arenas called Beystadiums. Additionally, the tops often boasted flashy designs representing creatures known as Bit-Beasts. Around the same time that the toys first hit shelves, they also spawned their own manga collection as well as an anime series that aired in the U.S. and featured one of the most underrated cartoon theme songs.
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Paramount hasn’t found a director for the movie yet. However, the studio is handing Beyblade’s script-writing duties over to Neil Widener and Gavin James. Last year, Widener and James were hired to write and Hourman film for DC and Warner Bros. They are also reportedly working on a Hot Wheels movie and an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Micro.
Beyblades have sold hundreds of millions of units worldwide since their inception. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Paramount is most likely considering the project’s franchise potential. But for now, the studio is keeping all plot details close to the chest.
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