VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, takes readers on an action-packed adventure in its new full-color original graphic novel series – BEN 10 OMNIVERSE.
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Over the years, there have been a number of heroes who have received their powers through some magical device. Few have had devices that actually allowed them have multiple powers, or even completely different powers depending on the situation. Which bring us to Ben Tennyson and Robby Reed. Both heroes, both with gizmos that allow them to literally dial in the hero/power they want.
Two kids. Two devices. One championship belt.
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Ever since my three year old discovered Ben 10 on the Cartoon Network, everyone in the house has devoured the animated series. I really dig the epic arcs, the humor, and the character design. While there have been a few live action animated Ben 10 live-action movies, those were made for television. The good news is Ben 10 is headed to the big screen with an eye on Warner Bros. to distribute the big screen adaptation of the cartoon franchise.
The thing that might have a lot of people hesitating on the news is word that Joel Silver has signed to make this movie a reality. While Silver is responsible for The Matrix and Die Hard, he’s also responsible for Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and Fred Clause. There’s a lot of winners and losers on his resume (including the movie The Losers), so it will be interesting to see what he does to make this movie fall into the success category.
“I tried to do (something similar) with ‘Speed Racer’ and failed miserably,” he said. “You always learn more from the ones that don’t work than the ones that do work.”
Steve Richards who is producing the movie told Variety that they are recasting the big screen adaptation and are hoping to go as big as possible with the project, hopefully pushing it to a big tentpole production. What will be really curious is to see if they stick with the ten year old Ben Tennyson, or the highschool-aged hero.