20 December 2010 5:18 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Exclusive Norwegian filmmaker Harald Zwart ("The Karate Kid") is attached to direct Universal Pictures' "Bakugan," the studio has confirmed to TheWrap. The film is based on the popular strategic game and anime series "Bakugan Battle Brawlers," which features marble-like balls that transform into powerful monsters when rolled on game cards. In 2009, Bakugan Battle Brawlers was named 'Toy of the Year' for the second consecutive year by the Toy Industry Association. Scott Stuber will produce "Bakugan: through his Universal-based production company, Stuber Pictures, whose Jon Mone will exec produce. Ronnen Harary of Spin Master Ltd. »

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