Joel Silver, the producer behind such franchises as the Matrix trilogy, Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard series, the new Sherlock Holmes series with Robert Downey Jr., will be developing a live action feature film based on Cartoon Networks BEN 10. Joel has stated that he wants to stay true to the original material. They would be recasting the entire cast over the cast of the other made for TV movies released by Cartoon Network in the past as they want to start from the beginning with him at 10 years old. Joel and the other 2 producers see this as a big budgeted, tentpole movie so if it does well we can expect more in the future.
I for one think this is a good idea as I rather enjoy the cartoon. I am also suprised it has taken this long for a big producer to try it, what with how popular BEN 10 is. The big question is could this be another The Last Air Bender and what started out as a good idea fall flat and we only get one film?