With movie adaptations being made of every book, TV series, video game, action figure, and boardgame in sight, it was only a matter of time before Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 found its way to the big screen. Joel Silver signed on to make a live-action feature version of the popular sci-fi series back in 2011, and while there haven’t been a ton of updates since then it’s now taking a step forward as up-and-coming writer Ryan Engle boards. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Joel Silver Producing Big-Screen ‘Ben 10’

“I tried to do (something similar) with Speed Racer and failed miserably,” says mega-producer Joel Silver of his last foray into family films. “You always learn more from the ones that don’t work than the ones that do work.”

The story is really that Joel Silver has been tapped to produce a tentpole version of the Cartoon Network licensing machine Ben 10, about a ten-year old boy who finds a watch-like piece of alient technology that allows him to take ten different alien forms. It will more of a story as soon as a screenwriter is announced, and the film is greenlit and actors are hired. But for now there are some quotes to get us started, and then we can come back to his admission of Speed Racer as a total failure. Read More »

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