Need proof that Hollywood is willing to literally turn almost any entity into a movie? Then look no further than the fact that Paramount currently is developing a live-action feature film based on the toy franchise Beyblade.
Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has bought up the film rights to the figures and toys, which are modeled on traditional Japanese fighting tops and have sold across the world to the tune of over $2.5 billion in revenue. It's not really surprising, since Paramount Pictures has had huge success over the last few years turning the Hasbro toys and G.I. Joe into huge franchises. So why wouldn't they take a stab at Beyblade, too? You can check out a commercial showcasing the toys in action below.
Pretty simple stuff. All you really need to do is pull the rip-cord on the plastic spin top and watch it spiral into the designated area where it then bangs against an opponent. The last top standing wins. How Paramount plans on making that into a feature film movie remains to be seen.
Beyblade toys actually are developed and manufactured by Takaratomy, the team and ...