Paramount is looking to let it rip with a new live-action franchise from Jerry Bruckheimer. According to Deadline, the studio is set to produce a film based on the popular toy franchise Beyblade.
Originally developed by the Japanese firm Takara, Beyblades were first released in 1999. The toys are based on spinning tops but feature original designs and characters in which the players battle one another, typically in an arena called a Beystadium. Early designs included a number of popular characters, including Dragoon, Dranzer, and Driger.
Neil Widener and Gavin James are set to script the project. Bruckheimer will serve as a producer as well. Currently, pot details are being kept largely under wraps. It is also assumed that Paramount is considering the franchise potential of the film given the popularity of Beyblades.
Bruckheimer is well known for producing several iconic franchises, including the Pirates Of The Caribbean, Bad Boys, National Treasure, and Top Gun. This summer, he and Paramount are due to release the highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
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