Bakugan (lost production material of cancelled live-action film adaptation of toy line; 2010s)

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Status: Lost

Bakugan is a toy series released by Sega Toys and Spin Master in 2006. The success of the toys spawned a few anime series by the same name from 2007 to 2012. In 2010, a live-action film was announced by Universal Pictures.[1] Harald Zwart, director of the Karate Kid remake, is allegedly the director.[2][3]

No further updates have been released since the 2010 announcement.[4] Zwart's IMDb page doesn't even mention the film (as of April 2016)[5] and a release date has not been announced.[6] As such, it's unknown whether or not the film will be released anytime soon or if the film has been quietly cancelled.

Concept art made for the proposed movie was found on a now deleted page to artist Tim Flattery's website.[7]



  1. Film Junk article. Retrieved 04 Apr '16.
  2. ScreenRant article. Archived 23 Sept '15.
  3. SlashFilm article. Retrieved 04 Apr '16.
  4. Bakugan Wikia article. Retrieved 04 Apr '16.
  5. Harald Zwart's IMDb page. Retrieved 04 Apr '16.
  6. page for the film. Retrieved 04 Apr '16.
  7. Bakugan concept art Retreieved 01 Dec '22