Universal’s decision to mothball their big-screen version of Monopoly hasn’t daunted Hasbro.
The game company is reportedly pursuing big-screen versions of not only Monopoly but also Hungry Hungry Hippos.
The company has signed a deal with Emmett/Furla, a production banner run by co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla, to finance and co-produce three movies in the next two years. That includes Monopoly, Hasbro’s version of G.I. Joe with Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Hasbro has had a hit and miss record with big-screen adaptations of toy lines and games. Transformers has turned into a solid franchise while Battleship sank at the box office.