Jerry Bruckheimer producing movie based on Beyblade toys

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The popular toy franchise Beyblade is getting its own live action movie with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.

Blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer will seemingly be turning his attention to the Beyblade toy line next, with reports emerging that he’ll be overseeing a live action rendering of the popular toy and cartoon franchise.

With Bruckheimer on board, Paramount clearly has one eye on the toy line’s franchise potential here, a trick that it’s leveraged before, most notably with Hasbro’s Transformers series that has currently spawned six films with a seventh – Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts – on the way in 2023.

The Beyblade toy line has already launched comic book series, anime, TV series and manga so a move into feature films was somewhat inevitable. Neil Widener and Gavin James are scripting the project. Neither writer has a huge number of credits to their name but they are said to be involved with a few other big productions that have yet to come to fruition, including Hourman for DC Comics’ film division and a script for Now You See Me 3. 

Bruckheimer last worked with Paramount on the long-gestating Top Gun: Maverick which is finally set to release this summer. He’s also currently working on the intriguing unnamed Brad Pitt Formula One film, also directed by Maverick helmer Joseph Kosinski. That project is heading to Apple. We’ll bring you more on the Beyblade project, including who will be directing it as we hear more.


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