The Monopoly film might ultimately go go. (It is going to certainly attempt to accumulate greater than $200.)
Lengthy mentioned as a Hasbro toy that might probably make an inexpensive 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 equivalent to 1917, Atomic Blonde, Inexperienced E book, Gray’s Anatomy, Prison Minds, Renegade and Designated Survivor.” And it additionally notes “As a part of the settlement, Lionsgate additionally will purchase movie improvement rights to Hasbro’s Monopoly, primarily based on the wildly fashionable board sport.”
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The Monopoly sport 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 sport makes use of a board primarily based on areas in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey, however via the years numerous themed variations have been made. (And numerous households have been torn asunder by gamers who pressured their family members into chapter 11 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 bins in areas that play to our core strengths. Will probably be instantly and extremely accretive, provides a world-class library with hundreds of properties, strengthens our scripted and unscripted tv enterprise and continues to broaden our presence in Canada and the UK. The deal is the end result of our long-standing relationship with the immensely gifted workforce at eOne, and it continues to construct our place as one of many world’s main impartial content material platforms with a stockpile of nice mental properties and a singular, non-replicable portfolio of belongings.
The final time we heard something important a few Monopoly movie was early 2019, when it was reported that Kevin Hart was in talks to star within the challenge. No phrase but if Hart continues to be connected. And naturally this renewed hyped a few doable Monopoly film comes as Barbie is on observe to gross greater than $1 billion on the field workplace.
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