Hollywood Is Still Developing Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly Into Films

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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)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."