Zombieland writers help more Hasbro toys come to life in a Micronauts movie

I'm sure I'll be dating myself by admitting it, but some of my clearest childhood toy memories are from non-movie related playthings like ROM the Spaceknight, BIG TRAK, Star Bird, Hugo the Man of a Thousand Faces, and the Micronauts.

Obviously I'm not the only one who remembers those little die-cast metal dudes, and since there's even a remote possibility of another toy-related movie franchise, Paramount is all over it.

The studio, producer JJ Abrams and toy conglomerate Hasbro (who now owns the rights) has given in-demand geek writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (ZOMBIELAND, DEADPOOL, G.I. JOE 2: RETALIATION) the task of coming up with a script for a big-screen version of MICRONAUTS.

For those unfamiliar, the MICRONAUTS (the US version of Japan's Micromen) were a cool series of toys that had interchangeable body parts and accessories, and weapons that fired spring-loaded projectiles. They later appeared (along with other original characters) in comic series from Marvel and Image.

Hasbro is also working on another TRANSFORMERS, along with "adaptations" of Candyland, Ouija, Risk, Monopoly, Stretch Armstrong, plus next summer's expensive board game movie BATTLESHIP.

Extra Tidbit: Accidents and lawsuits from the spring-loaded missiles on toys like Micronauts and the original "Battlestar Galactica" ships were the reason the 1979 Boba Fett mail-offer action figure shipped without the originally intended launchable rocket.
Source: Deadline



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