From Barbie to The Tremendous Mario Bros. to Sizzling Wheels and extra, the period for film variations of toys and video games is right here, and in full power. Subsequent up? A Monopoly film.
That’s proper, after closing a $500 million deal to to accumulate Leisure One (eOne) from Hasbro, Lionsgate has put a number of new titles into movement. Key amongst them is one based mostly on the favored board recreation from 1935 (by way of Selection).
“This sale totally aligns with our technique, and we’re happy to deliver the method to a profitable shut,” Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks mentioned in an announcement concerning the deal. “Lionsgate’s administration group is skilled in leisure and adept at driving worth, and we’re glad to have discovered such a great residence for our eOne movie and TV enterprise. We look ahead to partnering with them, particularly on a film adaptation of Monopoly.”
A film adaptation of the sport has been within the works for years, caught in manufacturing limbo. At one cut-off date, Kevin Hart was hooked up to the movie. At one other level, it was shaping as much as be a Ridley Scott-led endeavor. No further particulars for the Monopoly film can be found presently, with the discharge date and all solid and crew remaining to be introduced.
Regardless, based mostly on the latest success of Barbie and the massive increase in publicity it’s given Mattel, it is sensible that extra legacy merchandise are transferring within the movie course. Monopoly has already dipped its toes within the stream of popular culture, even, having collaborated with a number of manufacturers on themed variations of the sport. Final 12 months, the Stranger Issues model of the sport made headlines after it spoiled main plot factors from the present’s fourth season.