Universal and Stuber Prods. are teaming with toy company Spin Master to bring the popular Japanese anime show Bakugan Battle Brawlers to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese anime show airing on the Cartoon Network as well as a strategic game that uses metal cards and magnetic, spring-loaded miniature figures that transform from marblelike balls into toy monsters.
The show's story line revolves around creatures called Bakugan and the young human battle brawlers who wield them. The creatures have such names as Pyrus Drago, Haos Tigrerra, Ventus Skyress, Subterra Gorem and Darkus Hydranoid that inform their character and power; they are involved in a battle in a parallel dimension called Vestroia that spills into ours.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers airs six days a week on Cartoon as one of its top shows.
No writers are on board, but the studio jumped at the chance to be in business with a toy that has a growing worldwide fan base. It also sparked to the concept and story line, which it believes will translate well into an all-ages action-adventure movie.
No production date has been set.