Hasbro to Adapt Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly, Action Man Into Feature Films

Hasbro to Adapt Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly, Action Man Into Feature Films

Hasbro Toys continues to take their products and give them big screen adaptations. The latest properties set to be converted for your popcorn-munching theater-viewing pleasure will be Hungry Hungry Hippos, Action Man and Monopoly.

Monopoly has previously been in development at Universal, as a comedy with Ridley Scott attached to direct before the studio scrapped the project due to the fallout from Battleship. Scott is still attached to the project as a producer.

Hungry Hungry Hippos, which debuted in 1978, is a game where players compete with plastic hippos to swallow marbles off of a board. Emmett/Furla principal Randall Emmett says that project will be an animated movie aimed at children.

Action Man is a British toy launched in the 1960s based on Hasbro's other hit toy line, G.I. Joe.

While this news will certainly be met with a healthy dose of cynicism, it should be noted that Hasbro's Transformers franchise has grossed over $2 billion at the box office and their G.I. Joe franchise is prepping for a sequel due out next March. In fact, the only blemish comes from this year's Battleship, which sank at the box office due to a combination of apathy and a bloated production budget.

Emmett/Furla still needs to find studio partners to distribute the films.

Hasbro also has two other games-to-movie adaptations already in the works, with the Adam Sandler produced Candyland taking shape over at Sony and Stretch Armstrong eyeing a 2014 release at Relativity.

Do any of these proposed projects? Are there any board games or toys that you'd like to see get adapted into a feature film?

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