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Hasbro properties Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Action Man are now actively in the works

Oct. 5, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Hasbro's hopes for their next three toy-to-movie endeavors

Hating on BATTLESHIP, Hasbro's last big screen effort, is about as easy as fitting a round peg into a round hole. So I'll skip the usual banter with myself about BATTLESHIP's dubious contributions to anything at all positive in the world and get straight to it: Hasbro is back, and the battle for your wallets begins in 2013. 

A three-picture deal has been signed with independent production company Emmett/Furla Films (THE TOMB, BROKEN CITY, END OF WATCH) to bring three Hasbro properties to theaters near you, those three properties being MONOPOLY, HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, and ACTION MAN.  The first of this on adaptation docket is MONOPOLY, with both companies hoping to make a start in 2013.  There was at one time a MONOPOLY script bandied about Hollywood for a while with Ridley Scott attached to direct, but it is not known if that script will be used or if a new draft will be commissioned.  HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS is, unfortunately, not being taken the "absurd horror" route that I might wish (just imagine: HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS 3DD).  It will instead be made into an animated movie specifically aimed at children.  And for the unfamiliar among you, ACTION MAN was essentially a British version of G. I. Joe that first launched back in the '60s, so the route that movie's going to take shouldn't be too hard to imagine. 

Emmett (of Emmett/Furla Films) revealed that the plan is "to make all three properties into family movies with broad appeal," and that despite BATTLESHIP's pricetag of $200 million he hopes to adapt each of these three properties for less than $100 million.  It'll be fun to see how that goes.

Rihanna in a bath

I can't think of any HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS jokes for Rihanna that sound only sexual rather than sexual+cannibalistic

Extra Tidbit: What are the chances MONOPOLY will be really good and I'll be making a Monopology in a few years' time?
Source: The LA Times

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6:26PM on 10/05/2012
Ya gotta wonder if these executives read some of the comments on websites.How many jokes about a Hungrry Hungry Hippos movies were there? They are giving into the trolls of the internet literally now lol!
Ya gotta wonder if these executives read some of the comments on websites.How many jokes about a Hungrry Hungry Hippos movies were there? They are giving into the trolls of the internet literally now lol!
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4:49PM on 10/05/2012
oh the humanity, make it stop.
oh the humanity, make it stop.
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1:10PM on 10/05/2012

My dick just got so hard...

Over that pic and then my heart sank like into my ass after reading this god awful news who are the fuckin dick fucks who think up of this shit and let alone think, hey charlie way its fucking brillant good idea to make cool shit like this. FUCK YOU HASBRO YOU COCK DUCKS. Didn't you lesbo fucks learn anything from battleshit.
Over that pic and then my heart sank like into my ass after reading this god awful news who are the fuckin dick fucks who think up of this shit and let alone think, hey charlie way its fucking brillant good idea to make cool shit like this. FUCK YOU HASBRO YOU COCK DUCKS. Didn't you lesbo fucks learn anything from battleshit.
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12:30PM on 10/05/2012
I was was playing Connect 4 with my son last night. That would make a kick-ass movie too.
I was was playing Connect 4 with my son last night. That would make a kick-ass movie too.
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12:23PM on 10/05/2012
If I shoot the the people responsible for this can I use my Get Out of Jail Free card?
If I shoot the the people responsible for this can I use my Get Out of Jail Free card?
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11:51AM on 10/05/2012
Monopoly could be a good start for a financial farce comedy similar to weapons of mass distraction. 4 billionaires try to create the ultimate monopoly game by buying out or acquiring every single major company in a major city without going bankrupt. As they do their act they also try to dodge an IRS agent who has secretly found out about the game.

Hungry hippos could also be done similar to little shop of horrors with a family that acquires a family of hippos they must take care of for 1
Monopoly could be a good start for a financial farce comedy similar to weapons of mass distraction. 4 billionaires try to create the ultimate monopoly game by buying out or acquiring every single major company in a major city without going bankrupt. As they do their act they also try to dodge an IRS agent who has secretly found out about the game.

Hungry hippos could also be done similar to little shop of horrors with a family that acquires a family of hippos they must take care of for 1 year in order to get a supposed mega fortune. The problem is the hippos are insanely hungry and there are other relatives eager to collect on the supposed funds. In the process of it the family is forced to go through all manner of extremes to feed the hungry hippos even if it means murder.

As for action man, an animated series was done a few years ago that could be of some use. An action star suddenly starts getting precognative abilities and realizes he can use those abilities to better himself in his sports ventures.
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10:07AM on 10/05/2012
I miss the time when a Hungry Hungry Hippos movie was confined to Hunger Games spoofs.
I miss the time when a Hungry Hungry Hippos movie was confined to Hunger Games spoofs.
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9:48AM on 10/05/2012
You know, Monopoly can be a horror movie - one player keeps going back and forth for all eternity. You play the game - FOR LIFE! Hahaha Evil Laughhhhhh. Take that, Hasbro!
You know, Monopoly can be a horror movie - one player keeps going back and forth for all eternity. You play the game - FOR LIFE! Hahaha Evil Laughhhhhh. Take that, Hasbro!
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9:31AM on 10/05/2012

Why ?!?! ohhh WHY?!?!

Why do u hate us Hollywood?!?!?!
Why do u hate us Hollywood?!?!?!
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