It was recently reported that another toy line is in the works for a film adaptation.
Jerry Bruckheimer, a movie producer known for franchise movies such as Pirate of the Caribbean and National Treasure, is set to lead a Beyblade live-action movie for Paramount along with scriptwriters Neil Widener and Gavin James.
Widener and James have already made several writing gigs in the past including Mattel’s Hot Wheels, Now You See Me 2, and San Andres 2. Word is that they have also been tapped to pen the screenplay for a new Warner Bros movie, Hourman.
For those of you who are not familiar, Beyblade is a line of spinning top toys made by Japanese toy firm Takara in 1999. It is one of the most popular toy lines in the world from 2000 to 2005 with over 100 million units sold worldwide.
These high-performance top spinning toys were inspired by ‘beigoma,’ which is a Japanese traditional spinning top.
Since its release in 1999, there were countless mangas, comics, TV shows, video games produced worldwide.
Basically, the plot involves spinning top toys fighting and battling their way up in the arena. The first “blade” to break or stop spinning wins the match.
The franchise went successful when they paired up the toy with an anime series. It worked for a while before it completely lost its momentum.
No further details disclosed yet as to when the movie production will start, but with the release of the film, we just hope the toy line finds its way back into the mainstream.
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