Battleship brought the Milton Bradley strategy board game to life on the big screen with an alien invasion twist, and now Hasbro and their Entertainment One studio are working on turning another one of their iconic games into a TV series. Hasbro has brought in House of Cards creator Beau Willimon to develop a TV series adaptation of the classic strategy board game Risk. Read More »
I don’t know about you, but whenever there’s a movie adapted from some other source material on the way, my one and only thought is: “Will this movie honor the IP?” That’s all that matters. Art be damned, I just want to make sure the intellectual property is being treated like some sort of sacred text! Especially if that property happens to be toys, the most sacrosanct of all things. Thankfully, the Margot Robbie Barbie movie is doing just that, according to Robbie herself. But the actress also added that the film will “give you something totally different,” so I honestly don’t know what to believe anymore.
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At the beginning of the year, Paramount Pictures hired two different writers to pen two different Transformers scripts that would be developed concurrently. Joby Harold, who wrote King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, was one of the writers hired to pen a new installment of the franchise, and now that project is looking to bring in Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. Read More »
Who walks the stairs without a care? It shoots so high in the sky. Bounce up and down just like a clown. Everyone knows its Slinky.
Though the age of technology and screen-based entertainment may have made the Slinky a little more obsolete, the springy toy is still a classic, and the story of how it came to be a staple of many childhoods is going to be told in a new movie. Slinky will tell the true story of the inception of the toy that can famously walk down stairs, and Billy Madison director Tamra Davis is set to direct it. Read More »
While Paramount Pictures is currently working on an animated Transformers prequel focusing on Cybertron and the origins of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, Netflix’s war for Cybertron is already unfolding in animated form.
Transformers: War for Cybertron – Siege found the battle between Autobots and Decepticons on the verge of ending as Megatron attempted to use the Allspark to reformat all Autobots in order to unify Cybertron as he sees fit. But Optimus Prime and his allies wouldn’t go down without a fight, and the Autobot leader destroyed the Allspark, leaving the Decepticons on a dying Cyberton. Now the next chapter of the War for Cybertron trilogy is coming with Earthrise, and the first teaser trailer has arrived along with a new faction of Transformers. Read More »
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins would have brought the Hasbro toy franchise back to the big screen this year for the first time in over six years. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Paramount Pictures to delay the movie from its fall release this year to an unknown date sometime in 2021. But that hasn’t stopped the film’s star, Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding, from seeing an early cut of the movie, and he says that fans are “in for something insane.” Read More »
Paramount Pictures recently pushed back the release of both A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick, two anticipated sequels that already had their release dates delayed previously thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters around the world. Now the studio is delaying another one of their major theatrical releases intended for later this year with Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins vacating its October 2020 date for a release sometime in 2021. Read More »
Back when the Transformers franchise was still churning out sequels, a whole writers room was put together to figure out the future of the toy-based film series. And outside of the established timeline of live-action movies, we’ve been hearing about an animated Transformers prequel focusing on Cybertron and the origins of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons for some time now. First officially announced back in the fall of 2015, the project is finally moving forward with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley. Read More »
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Since the population of the United States (and the rest of the world) is spending a lot more time at home these days thanks to our efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s never been a higher need for streaming content. There are plenty of options at your disposal, including our recommendations in our new recurring feature The Quarantine Stream, and Hasbro has just offered up full episodes of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, the original animated series based on the popular Kenner toys. Read More »
Remember the M.A.S.K. movie based on the action figure toyline from the 1980s? Well, it’s still happening – and it’s found its writer. Chris Bremner, who co-wrote Bad Boys For Life, has just been tapped to pen the script for the film, which is being directed by F. Gary Gray. Plot details remain masked in secrecy, but it’s safe to assume the story will involve M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) fighting V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).
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