I’m just now catching up on all of the various reporting from last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, and boy does Toon Zone come through with the goods when it comes to one of our current favorites, Ben 10.
You can read their entire report here, but in particular I was interested in the movie news they had to share:
[T]he Ben 10 animated movie, Secret of the Omnitrix, which premieres Friday August 10th with additional airings Saturday and Sunday night that weekend, will actually have three versions depending on which night the viewer watches. Different aliens will appear each night.
Oh, that’s just dastardly. I have to watch it three times? Of course I have to watch it three times. Otherwise I might miss something! I’d better hope my son doesn’t have any plans that weekend, I guess.
(On a side note: Have they been advertising the different versions? I’d seen the trailer but had no idea this was the case until I read it at Toon Zone. Hrm.)
If you’re a bit late to the party and haven’t been looking forward to Secret of the Omnitrix for ages, Wikipedia offers this plot summary:
During a battle with Dr. Animo, Ben Tennyson’s destruction of the scientist’s “DNA bomb” accidentally sets off a self-destruct protocol in the Omnitrix. In order to stop it, he has to travel across space to track down the Omnitrix’s creator. Michael Ouweleen described the film’s villain as “like Darth Vader without the sense of humor.” Trailers of the film confirm that Vilgax will have a part, as will Hoverboard.
If it’s the live action movie you’re wanting information about, they’ve got that over at Toon Zone as well:
In regards to the Ben 10 live action movie, Ben 10: Race Against Time, Director Alex Winter was on hand to discuss its progress. Shooting finished last Friday and Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) will play Grandpa Max. The plot features Ben returning home at the end of summer and going back to school where it turns out something is amiss involving aliens and fate of universe. Ben’s parents will also make an appearance in the movie and there will be more featured on the history of the Plumbers. While the live action movie shares the same continuity as the series, the events of the movie will not be in continuity. It is set to premiere November 21, 2007. There is the possibility of more live action Ben 10 movies if ratings are strong.
Despite my initial reservations about Ben 10 going live, I have to admit that Lee Majors as Grandpa Max sounds nothing short of awesome. I mean, really, that’s a brilliant stroke of casting, right there.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I apparently need to set my DVR to record Secret of the Omnitrix all three times.