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'Monopoly,' 'Action Man' & 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' Movies Get Backing, Are Actually Happening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 4:54 PM
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While a truly original and interesting movie like Charlie Kaufman's "Frank or Francis" struggles to scrape together the $10 million dollars more it needs to get made, it's a pretty good indication of where we're at these days that movies based on Hasbro games/toys "Monopoly," "Action Man" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos" are happening. Because who among us hasn't been sitting down during the fourth hour of a grueling game of "Monopoly" only to say, "Man, this would make a really great movie!"

Is Ridley Scott's Western 'The Color Of Lightning' Penned By Larry McMurtry Finally Moving Forward?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 12:28 PM
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Everything in the movie world about Ridley Scott over the past few months has been about "Prometheus," "The Counselor" or that "Blade Runner" sequel he's doing, but here's something that's thankfully about none of those things and more proof that at 74 years old, the director show no signs of slowing down.

Guys Who Wrote 'Ed Wood' & 'People Vs. Larry Flynt' To Pen 'Monopoly' For Ridley Scott

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 8:54 AM
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So even though Universal has pretty much dropped every Hasbro game they had in development except for "Battleship" -- perhaps realizing that spending $200 million on a board game movie wasn't the best idea -- the game maker is still pushing ahead trying to show their movies can be successful and respectable. Believe it or not, Ridley Scott is still attached to direct "Monopoly," and while we'll go along and pretend that he'll eventually direct this (yeah right, our guess is he'll wind up "executive producing" with some protegé taking the director's chair), Hasbro has made a pretty surprising move which should at least keep the helmer interested.

Hasbro CEO Says Ridley Scott Still Involved With 'Monopoly'; Story About The "Play-Pattern" Of Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 10:50 AM
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Oh hey, remember that "Monopoly" movie that was announced a long time ago with Ridley Scott attached? Well, kind of unbelievably, the movie is stil in the works with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealing that Scott is still involved and he vaguely talked up the story details of the movie.
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