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Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monopoly & Action Man Heading to Theaters

The future of Hasbro-based films seemed a little rocky after the box-office failure of Universal’s Battleship. That might be the end of the relationship between the toymaker and the studio, but it hasn’t stopped Hasbro from continuing to look for Hollywood partners.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro struck up a deal with Emmett/Furla Films, which has been involved in such films as Rambo, The Wicker Man and End of Watch.

The agreement will see Emmett/Furla produce and co-finance three movies in the next two years based on the Hasbro games Monopoly and Hungry Hungry Hippos as well as the action figure line Action Man. Both Hippos and Action Man had been in various stages of production at different studios, so it’s no surprise that Monopoly will be the first of the projects to get filmed, starting in early 2013.

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  • missy
  • sandwich eater

    I will watch Hungry Hungry Hippos, maybe not in theaters, but I want to see it before I die.  I don’t really care about the other movies listed here, though.

  • Ultra_Brabbnus

    I can only imagine that watching a Hungry Hungry Hippos movie will make you want to die that much sooner!!

  • http://www.thebestestever.com/ thebestestever

    Next year they will probably come out with Candyland the movie

  • A Binyon

    Action was Palitoys rebrand of GI Joe, so who would that work

  • http://twitter.com/Arthurknight Michael J

    Oh…golly..I can’t believe it! I love Hungry Hungry Hippos..now my life is complete…That’s my sarcasm speaking there and I honestly have any idea, what the studio execs were thinking, when they picked this property up to turn it into a film.There’s no doubt that this will be a CGI based film.Hasbro films are going up against, long established iconic film properties, based on popular novels or big blockbuster comic book films that are literally a billion dollar franchise.

    Hasbro has got nothing in their library or creations, that will come close to making the kind of money these other popular franchises make.Especially the Marvel comic book movies but I digress.Still trying to get over the news that this is actually happening and not some big prank.Where are the hidden cameras and the got you moment? I know you guys have got to be hiding somewhere out there.

  • http://twitter.com/Arthurknight Michael J

    Oh…golly..I can’t believe it! I love Hungry Hungry Hippos..now my life is complete…That’s my sarcasm speaking there and I honestly have any idea, what the studio execs were thinking, when they picked this property up to turn it into a film.There’s no doubt that this will be a CGI based film.Hasbro films are going up against, long established iconic film properties, based on popular novels or big blockbuster comic book films that are literally a billion dollar franchise.

    Hasbro has got nothing in their library or creations, that will come close to making the kind of money these other popular franchises make.Especially the Marvel comic book movies but I digress.Still trying to get over the news that this is actually happening and not some big prank.Where are the hidden cameras and the got you moment? I know you guys have got to be hiding somewhere out there.