Monopoly film passes GO at Lionsgate and Hasbro

The favored board sport that led to many household sport evening controversies is now hitting the large display screen, seeking to hit Free Parking.

When Transformers grew to become an enormous hit in 2006, Hasbro noticed a chance to adapt different properties that lent itself to characteristic movies. There had already been Transformers animated exhibits previous to the film, so the corporate tried its hand at certainly one of its most well-known toy traces, which additionally had been a preferred cartoon, G.I. Joe. Whereas G.I. Joe didn’t fairly do enterprise like they hoped, as of this 12 months, the seventh entry within the Transformers movies has been launched. Then got here Barbie. And after the speak that Mattel is seeking to capitalize on Barbie‘s massive field workplace blowout, Hasbro is now seeking to acquire greater than $200 on a Monopoly movie adaptation.

In accordance with Variety, the latest Lionsgate acquisition of Leisure One or eOne, which is a movie and TV operation out of Hasbro, is now placing a bevy of attainable titles in improvement for movie initiatives. One of many initiatives talked about is one which had been lengthy tried to someway be tailored for the large display screen, Monopoly. Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks stated in a brand new assertion, “This sale totally aligns with our technique, and we’re happy to carry the method to a profitable shut. Lionsgate’s administration crew is skilled in leisure and adept at driving worth, and we’re glad to have discovered such a superb house for our eOne movie & TV enterprise. We look ahead to partnering with them, particularly on a film adaptation of Monopoly.”

Cocks added, “Leisure stays a precedence for Hasbro. Hasbro will proceed to develop and produce leisure primarily based on the wealthy vault of Hasbro-owned manufacturers. We may even carry to life new authentic concepts designed to gasoline all areas of Hasbro’s blueprint together with toys, publishing, gaming, licensed shopper merchandise, and location-based leisure. As a part of the sale, we count on to maneuver to an asset-lite mannequin for future live-action leisure, counting on licensing and partnerships with choose co-productions.”

It was reported that final November, Hasbro was seeking to promote its eOne belongings, however the deal excluded the properties, “Peppa Pig,” “Transformers,” “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Magic: The Gathering,” “My Little Pony,” “Energy Rangers,” “Play-Doh,” “Monopoly” and “Clue”. In accordance with Selection these titles will see “important improvement, manufacturing and financing capabilities” assist throughout movie, TV, animation and digital shorts as they’ve been rolled into Hasbro’s manufacturers licensing and merchandising operation.