It seems that Hollywood can make a movie based on everything these days. A while back, Hasbro board game company has collaborated with Hollywood studios to make their board games into films like “Monopoly”, “Candyland”, “Battleship”, “Ouija Board”, etc. Just recently legendary film director, Ridley Scott has been signed to helm the “Monopoly” movie. All of this was because of the successful “Transformers” film directed by Michael Bay and stars Shia Labeouf.
More famous toys have been greenlit to be made in live action motion pictures. Of course, everyone knows that there is a “Masters of the Universe” re-boot in the works which the script is being written by Justin Marks. The new “Masters of the Universe” film will be helmed by Joel Silver.
Warner Bros. has a “Hot Wheels” movie in the works which the script is written by Matt Nixx. There is also a “Barbie” live action movie in the works which will be based on the iconic doll that has been around since 1959, a Barbie doll toy that is aimed toward toddler girls.
There is also all kinds of iconic toys of all times being made into films.
See the article here at Variety:
I definitely am looking forward to the new “He-Man” flick, I hope they make the new “He-Man” movie better than the Dolph Lundgren version.
Hate the Barbie toys or love ’em, I think the Barbie movie will be good for the little daughters for those who have families out there if they make the film right for the kids to enjoy. It’s nothing I would see of course, but for you parents out there who have a little daughter, hope Hollywood makes the film enjoyable for the parents to see also.
I can see the Hot Wheels movie being a good action movie ride depending on what the story is to that one.
These toys and board games being made into films is interesting to me and I’m looking forward to seeing how they are going to pull these off. They already tried it with “Clue” that stars Tim Curry and that was a great film too.