Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I wish I was making this up

Read On People.......from IGN

More Hasbro Movies Coming
Transformers just the beginning.
by Scott Collura

May 13, 2008 - What is this world we live in, where a toy company is also at the forefront of some of the biggest Hollywood movies out there?

Where you been, bub? It's the year 2008, where comic books, TV shows, and toys are the hot items to base your movies on. And big-gun toymaker Hasbro knows it too, which is why they have appointed Bennett Schneir as the company's top creative executive on its film side.

Schneir, according to Variety, has previously served as VP of creative affairs for ImageMovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis' company, where he handled Disney-related projects and also produced the CGI animation Monster House.

Ridley Scott
The exec will be a key player as Hasbro's six-film deal with Universal develops, which will include projects based on properties such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering, and Stretch Armstrong. As has been previously reported, Ridley Scott's Scott Free is developing Monopoly for the big-screen.

Of course, Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe are also on the Hasbro slate, though they will be distributed by Paramount. Hasbro hopes to have the first of its Universal films out by 2010 or 2011.

"Our goal is to deliver more fantastic cinematic experiences, similar to what we did along with DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures with Transformers," says John Frascotti, Hasbro's global chief marketing officer.


You read it right, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blackhawk Down, Gladiator) is now certifiable insane. He is directing a monopoly movie,..... a MONOPOLY MOVIE. A movie based on a board game, and they are not going to stop there, we have Candy Land, Battleship and Magic the Gathering, although Stretch Armstrong film was being kicked around for years, with one plan to have Stretch played by Jackie Chan.

Monopoly..... it is also rumored that Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst are attached to this project, their contracts much have a clause in it that states they must be involved in one movie that is the result of a directors madness.

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