Lionsgate has decided to focus on projects based on famous toys and board games, signing an agreement with E-One for the making of a film on Monopoly
After the extraordinary success of Barbie and the announcement by Warner Bros. of 45 projects based on toys on the way, other production companies have also decided to follow the fruitful trend. In the past few hours, it has in fact been shared news of Lionsgate’s purchase of Entertainment One’s (eOne) film and television assets from Hasbro. The first project born of the agreement will be a film based on Monopoly, the famous board game.
Lionsgate ready to make a Monopoly movie
The stipulated agreement, from the value of about 500 million dollars, should be officially concluded by the end of the year, but Lionsgate has already announced the development of the feature film. According to the report shared by Variety, the sale it will also include another 6500 titles, along with active productions for franchises not owned by Hasbro, such as Yellowjackets, The Rookie and Naked and Afraid. To comment on the news was the Hasbro CEO Chris Cookswho assured that the company will continue to produce and develop entertainment products based on its brands:
The sale is absolutely in line with our strategy. Entertainment will remain a top priority for the company as it continues to strive to bring original ideas to life and fuel all areas of the Hasbro world.
It is not the first time that a project based on Monopoly has been talked about in Hollywood. In 2019 Kevin Hart was announced as the protagonist of a probable feature film, while in 2009 an adaptation directed by Ridley Scott. Lionsgate, however, will start from scratch, creating a totally original product, of which neither the actors nor the director have yet been identified. All that remains is to wait for further updates, naturally on our page dedicated to films and TV series.
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