Hasbro Teams with Emmett/Furla for 'Monopoly' and 'Hungry Hungry Hippos'

An adaptation of the toy 'Action Man' is also in development under the new arrangement.

Hasbro teams with Emmett/Furla Films for Monopoly
Hasbro teams with Emmett/Furla Films for Monopoly
Hasbro has finalized a deal with Emmett/Furla Films to produce adaptations of the board games Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos and the toy Action Man. The first movie to go into production will be Monopoly, which they hope to start shooting next year.

Monopoly was previously in development at Universal Pictures, with Ridley Scott attached to direct. The filmmaker is still attached as a producer, although he will no longer direct. We reported last September that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski were writing the screenplay for Monopoly, although it isn't known if their draft will be used under this new deal.

The Hungry Hungry Hippos board game debuted in 1978, where players control the hippos to try and gobble up as many white marbles as they can. The adaptation will be an animated feature aimed at children. No details were given regarding the Action Man project, although it is based on the 1960s British toy line.

Emmett/Furla and Hasbro are aiming to spend less than $100 million on each project, a steep downgrade from the $200 million budget of Hasbro's Battleship.

Monopoly is in development . The film is directed by Ridley Scott.



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  1. THE JOKER

    f*cking stupid... if you want to play Monopoly and lose just move to America... XD

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. the MovieGhost

    Well this was only a matter of time.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  3. skywise

    @ghostman haha awesome predator reference at the end

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus I think so. Can you refresh my memory and post it?

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Why am I not surprised. You seen the one for minecraft?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. SherlockHolmes2009

    @bawnian-dexeus@skywise Sounds like a 100 million dollar movie to me

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  7. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus@ejk1@skywise@dan1
    Here's the first trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0UnCSO7lwA

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Directed by Rolan Emmerich

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Probably.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. skywise

    I have a feeling its going to be giant mutated hippos. Godzilla Hippos created by Global Warming and pollution.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Time

    Is this a joke... Really is someone pulling one over me. Who are the sources for these stupid movies that are being made?

    2 years agoby @arringtonFlag

  12. Major Tom

    Hungry...Hungry...Hippos...is actually happening...

    God help us, these truly are the end times.

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Complicated it must be

    @ejk1 Never seen it. Can I find it on tube?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. skywise

    What concerns me the most is That R. Scott has any involvement what-so-ever. I just...God these are some of the best AND worst days for Hollywood.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. Dan

    Wha?

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus I hope the hungry hippos are based on the robot chicken skit.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. Emmy has a Gun

    I really don't see how they can come up with a plot for Hungry Hungry Hippos. I mean at least Battleship had something viable to use as a plot base (Naval warfare). But hippos trying to eat the most food? A short film at most could be possible, but even then probably not.

    2 years agoby @emmyhasagunFlag

  18. K.Guy

    @bawnian-dexeus me too lol

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  19. greyhame

    Well, that escalated quickly.

    2 years agoby @greyhame27Flag

  20. CUPID

    **Facepalm**

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Although the Hippo picture gave me a chuckle.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. skywise

    No thank you. The only way this could work is if it was animated and even then I just couldnt work up any enthusiasm.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag