Monopoly Movie on the Way as Lionsgate Obtains EOne From Hasbro

Are you already as tired of Mattel’s Barbie spinoffs as I am? Then I have some bad news for you: Variety reports that Lionsgate purchased Entertainment One’s film and TV assets from Hasbro for around $500 million. This means movies based on various Hasbro products and games are coming to theaters through Lionsgate’s acquisition of EOne. This transaction notably excludes popular titles such as Dungeons & Dragons, Monopoly, and Clue, all ofwhich are already being developed as movie and TV projects that Hasbro will license with various studios – although a Monopoly movie is being planned with Lionsgate. Check out a statement from Hasbro here:

“The sale will include a talented team of employees, a content library of nearly 6,500 titles, active productions for non-Hasbro owned IP like ‘The Rookie,’ ‘Yellowjackets’ and ‘Naked and Afraid’ franchises, and the eOne unscripted business, which will include rights for certain Hasbro-based shows like ‘Play-Doh Squished.’”

What do you make of the sale? What are you more excited for, a Clue reboot or a torrid romance centered on Play-Doh? Let us know in the comments!

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