The Monopoly film could finally cross go. (It is going to certainly attempt to accumulate greater than $200.)
Lengthy mentioned as a Hasbro toy that might doubtlessly make an affordable foundation for a film, the Monopoly movie is featured prominently within the information this week as a part of the sale of the leisure studio eOne from toy firm Hasbro to the movie firm Lionsgate.
Within the press launch, Lionsgate touts that they “will purchase a library that features titles resembling 1917, Atomic Blonde, Inexperienced Guide, Gray’s Anatomy, Legal Minds, Renegade and Designated Survivor.” And it additionally notes “As a part of the settlement, Lionsgate additionally will purchase movie growth rights to Hasbro’s Monopoly, based mostly on the wildly in style board recreation.”
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The Monopoly recreation was first revealed within the Thirties by Parker Brothers (now owned by Hasbro), and has remained a staple of household leisure for practically 100 years. The unique recreation makes use of a board based mostly on areas in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey, however by the years numerous themed variations have been made. (And numerous households have been torn asunder by gamers who compelled their family members out of business by devious and underhanded Monopoly ways.)
Right here was Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer’s touch upon the information:
The acquisition of eOne checks off all of the packing containers in areas that play to our core strengths. Will probably be instantly and extremely accretive, provides a world-class library with 1000’s of properties, strengthens our scripted and unscripted tv enterprise and continues to increase our presence in Canada and the UK. The deal is the fruits of our long-standing relationship with the immensely gifted staff at eOne, and it continues to construct our place as one of many world’s main unbiased content material platforms with a stockpile of nice mental properties and a novel, non-replicable portfolio of property.
The final time we heard something vital a couple of Monopoly movie was early 2019, when it was reported that Kevin Hart was in talks to star within the venture. No phrase but if Hart remains to be connected. And naturally this renewed hyped a couple of potential Monopoly film comes as Barbie is on monitor to gross greater than $1 billion on the field workplace.
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