According to the Hollywood Reporter, writer Ryan Engle was recently hired to write a new live-action movie for the Ben 10 franchise, which will be produced by Joel Silver, Andrew Rona, and Steve Richards. The film is being financed by the Cartoon Network.
The previous version of the live action Ben 10 movie was penned by Albert Torres, with Engle coming in fresh off his scripts for On a Clear Day, The New West, and New Line’s adaptation of the popular Rampage video game.
There’s currently no word on the plot of the upcoming movie, and it’s not clear where in the current timeline it will be set in. Let’s just hope they don’t try to fit the Omniverse continuity into the movie, as it’s currently not as well-received as previous iterations of the show.
Ben 10 was created by Man of Action Studios’ Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle (Generator Rex, Ultimate Spider-Man), and originally debuted on the Cartoon Network in 2005. The franchise has inspired four different animated series, five TV movies and enjoys a $2 billion licensing program, which includes video games, toys and comic books.