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'Ben 10' to Get Big Screen Treatment

June 14, 2011 (7:53 am) GMT
'Sherlock Holmes' producer Joel Silver will develop the big screen version of the popular cartoon, saying that he is going to make it 'a potential franchise starter'.
'Ben 10' to Get Big Screen Treatment

After growing into a massive franchise, "" is going to have a big screen treatment. Joel Silver, "" producer, is set to develop the Cartoon Network series, with Warner Bros. Pictures handling the distribution.

According to Variety, Silver's goal is making "a potential franchise starter" for the action flick. "I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material," so he said. "I have a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old, so it's somewhere between them." Steve Richards from Dark Castle added, "We really see this as a large, big-budgeted tentpole movie."

Having made a children action film "", Silver suggested that the forthcoming movie will be different. "I tried to do [something similar] with 'Speed Racer' and failed miserably," the producer admitted. "You always learn more from the ones that don't work than the ones that do work."

"Ben 10" follows 10-year-old Ben Tennyson who finds a watch-like device called the Omnitrix. The special device attaches itself to Ben's wrist, allowing him to transform into 10 different alien creatures. With the help of his new power as well as the support from his cousin Gwen and grandfather Max, Ben dives to an adventurous life and fights extraterrestrial as well as terrestrial enemies.

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