Monopoly, Action Man & Hungry Hippos movies planned
Hasbro is looking to bring more of its board games to the big screen, following this year's Battleship film...
It's fair to say that Battleship, while far from a flop, didn't perform as well as Hasbro and Universal had hoped for. However, this hasn't stopped Hasbro looking to some of its other popular games and toys for potential adaptations. The game-maker has thus signed a deal with indie production company Emmett/Furla films to bring Action Man, Monopoly and erm Hungry Hungry Hippos to the big screen.
Now, Monopoly has been rumoured as a potential Ridley Scott project for some time now, but as the director adds more and more projects to his ever growing to do list his involvement seems somewhat unlikely at this stage. That may be what possibly prompted this new deal.
It's unclear as to how these projects will take shape at this stage but we're not averse to a spot of wild speculation, so we'd guess that they'll all involve aliens.
Hungry Hippos, after all, could be a cross between Cannibal Holocaust and Apocalypto, where a documentary team discover a lost tribe that worship aliens and appease their alien gods by feeding people - or, er, marbles - to hippos. Hilarity ensues.
Action Man: our velcro haired, scarred, soldier with a sizeable wardrobe of combat attire for any season/climate is charged with tracking down an alien menace causing havoc across the world. Think a PG-13 version of Predator.
Monopoly: aliens somehow manage to receive a transmission of Homes Under The Hammer (or the equivalent property show of your choice) and go crazy for property development causing conflict among the usually peaceful race. They'll say it's a comment on capitalism and greed, but mostly it'll be aliens fighting over properties and land.
Feel free to leave your ideas below, and as we hear more on bringing the shelves of Toys R Us to the big screen, we'll let you know...
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