Beyblade Is Getting a Live-Action Movie

The popular Japanese toy franchise, Beyblade will be the latest big property set to receive a live-action treatment.

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures is partnering up with long-time producer, Jerry Bruckheimer to bring the series to the big screen.

Beyblade Is Getting a Live-Action Movie

Neil Widener and Gavin James are teaming up to write the adaptation, along with several forthcoming projects like Now You See Me 3 and Hourman.

With the Pirates of the Caribbean producer attached to the project, Paramount hopes Beyblade can be a big movie franchise, along with their own Transformers. The company is also expanding their Sonic universe, following the announcements of Sonic 3 and a Knuckles TV Show.

Five Beyblades are stacked together.
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Takara launched Beyblade in 1999, starting off as a toy line and manga series illustrated and written by Takao Aoki. The matches revolve around players launching spinning tops in order to disrupt and stop their opponents.

The user wins once their challenger's Beyblade is either pushed out of the arena or if their top is no longer spinning.

Following a successful manga series, Beyblade was adapted into an anime series following Takao Kinomiya. Beyblade V-Force and Beyblade G-Revolution also followed in the early 2000s.

The upcoming Beyblade movie marks the first time the cult phenomenon will be adapted into live-action.

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