Board Games Set for Turn on Big Screen

Monopoly, Candy Land to follow in steps of Transformers , Toy Story
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 10:07 AM CST
Hasbro's Clue board game has already been made into one movie, but with Universal Pictures' acquisition of brand rights, there could be sequals in the making. Limitless sequals.   ((c) berbercarpet)
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(Newser) – Paramount has the rights to any Transformers sequels, but a new deal with toymaker Hasbro guarantees Universal Pictures sole access to nearly all the company's iconic brands, including board games. The studio is said to be developing a Monopoly film, and a new live-action version of the game Clue may also be in the works, E! Online reports.

Other brands now safely within Universal's fold include Candy Land, Ouija boards, Battleship, and Magic: The Gathering. GI Joe has been claimed by Paramount, and Mr. Potato Head has already seen action in the Toy Story films, but the rest of Hasbro's toy landscape ("some of the greatest brands in the world") are ready for their close-ups.