In December 2010, an announcement was made that a live-action Bakugan film was in the works as a joint project between Universal Pictures and Spin Master Ltd. The director was announced as Harald Zwert, with Scott Stuber and Spin Master's Ronnen Harary as producers.[1][2] No further information or news was given about the movie.

In Spin Master's Q4 2017 financial results conference call, while discussing the 2019 Bakugan franchise reboot, Hanary stated that the company is "also working on ... potentially trying to get a movie out in the next few years."[3]