Hollywood Is Still Developing Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly Into Films
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:44 pm, October 5th, 2012
Yes, I created a meme just for this story. Deal with it.
Transformers makes you Scrooge McDuck levels of cash. We get it. That doesn’t mean all of your properties need to be movies.
The L.A. Times is reporting Hasbro is seriously moving forward with a few projects. “[They've] signed a deal with independent production and finance company Emmett/Furla Films to make movies based on the board games Hungry Hungry Hippos and Monopoly and the toy Action Man.”
Ridley Scott, of all people, is set to produce Monopoly, which they intend to start production on in 2013. Hungry Hungry Hippos is going to be an animated feature but all three are meant to be family properties.
The Times writes, “Along with sequels to Transformers and G.I. Joe at Paramount, Hasbro has other properties set up around Hollywood, including Candyland at Sony Pictures and Stretch Armstrong at Relativity Media.”
Feel free to join in on the fun by making your own Sassy Hippo, who we can only hope will be the new, go-to pop-culture meme.
(via L.A. Times)