Harald Zwart Set To Direct Universal’s ‘Bakugan’

Houston, we have another TV series being turned into a movie. Yes, yes, we do. Harald Zwart has been in the news a bit recently with the surprising success of his most recent film The Karate Kid (2010). Well get ready for another blockbuster. The Wrap reports that the Norwegian filmmaker, who also directed Agent Cody Banks and One Night At McCool’s, has recently signed on to direct a movie version of a popular anime series Bakugan Battle Brawlers. It will simply be entitled Bakugan and will come from the womb of Universal Pictures.

The film will be based on the popular TV series and card game which includes marble-like balls that turn into battle-ready creatures when rolled onto certain game cards. Similar to the turned based idea of Pokemon. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is quite the popular toy and was conveniently given the title of the 2009 Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association.
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