Saturday, February 11, 2012

Universal and Harbro's Movie Deal sinks...

So on Wednesday February 8th, 2012 Universal Studios decided that maybe making movies based on Board games wasn't as good of an idea as they had originally thought so they ended what would've been a 6 year contract with Hasbro, after Universal paid Hasbro a Multi-million settlement.  From that deal Universal would've made at least 4 feature films, so far it's only made one (Battleship. ugh)

What does this mean? well they'll probably not going to be remaking Clue which is based on another Popular board game by Hasbro, it probably won't see the light of day unless some other studio picks it up.

There were going to be a few other movies based on Hasbro toys that have been Dropped by Universal which were Candyland (Starring Adam Sandler) which was picked up by Sony Pictures, and Stretch Armstrong (Starring Taylor Lautner) which was picked up by Relativity Media.

So Hasbro isn't out of the Movie business just yet.

We'll see where this goes, and how the story progresses with time.

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