aAfter growing into a massive franchise, Ben 10 is going to have a big screen treatment.
Joel Silver, Sherlock Holmes producer, is set to develop the Cartoon Network series, with Warner Bros.
Pictures handling the distribution.
According to Variety, Silvers goal is making a potential franchise starter for the action flick.
I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material, so he said.
I have a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old, so its somewhere between them.
Steve Richards from Dark Castle added, We really see this as a large, big-budgeted tentpole movie.
Having made a children action film Speed Racer, Silver suggested that the forthcoming movie will be different.
I tried to do [something similar] with 'Speed Racer and failed miserably, the producer admitted.
You always learn more from the ones that dont work than the ones that do work.
Ben 10 follows 10-year-old Ben Tennyson who finds a watch-like device called the Omnitrix.
The special device attaches itself to Bens wrist, allowing him to transform into 10 different alien creatures.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 15-Jun-2011