The Monopoly film might finally go go. (It is going to absolutely attempt to gather 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 comparable to 1917, Atomic Blonde, Inexperienced E book, Gray’s Anatomy, Felony 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 in style board sport.”
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The Monopoly sport was first revealed within the Nineteen Thirties by Parker Brothers (now owned by Hasbro), and has remained a staple of household leisure for almost 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 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 containers in areas that play to our core strengths. It is going to 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 develop our presence in Canada and the UK. The deal is the end result of our long-standing relationship with the immensely proficient crew 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 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 continues to be connected. And naturally this renewed hyped a couple of attainable Monopoly film comes as Barbie is on observe to gross greater than $1 billion on the field workplace.
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