Hasbro adapting Monopoly, Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos

Boardgame movies are here to stay

Of all the bizarre movie trends of recent years, converting board games into movies has to be right up there with the weirdest.

Following on from their “success” with Battleship , toy and game manufacturer Hasbro has announced a deal with indie production company Emmett/Furla Films to adapt three more of their properties for the big screen.

The games in question are Monopoly, Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos. No, we’re not making this up, we promise!

Monopoly had previously been in development at Universal, where Ridley Scott (!) was attached to produce, although just how the film will take shape is still a mystery. Action Man should be a more straightforward affair, lending itself nicely to the conventional action/adventure template.

As for Hungry Hungry Hippos… well your guess is as good as ours. Cuddly, anthropomorphised hippos, trying to get their marble fix in the deepest, darkest jungle? Yep, sounds like a movie to us! Maybe…


George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.


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