Lionsgate Secures the Rights for Potential “Monopoly” Movie

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If you’ve ever felt that the popular board game Monopoly would make for a great movie, we’ve got some good news for you! The Hollywood studio Lionsgate secured the right for a potential Monopoly movie after closing the acquisition of eOne from Hasbro.

Lionsgate’s new deal with Hasbro is reportedly worth $375 million, and it adds 6,500 film and television titles to Lionsgate’s library. Some of the projects covered by this acquisition are ABC’s TV franchise The Rookie, the acclaimed Showtime series Yellowjackets, and the long-running Discovery series Naked & Afraid.

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the deal and said it’s the latest step in executing their strategy and strengthening their studio business.

“As we’ve conducted our integration planning, our analysis has reaffirmed our conviction that eOne will be a valuable and highly accretive addition to our business.  We are pleased to welcome eOne’s talented group of employees to our Lionsgate family,” said Feltheimer in a press release.

This transaction also includes film development rights to Hasbro’s beloved Monopoly brand. It’s too early to tell what a Monopoly movie would actually look like because Lionsgate didn’t start developing this project just yet, but given the success of Barbie and The Lego Movie, they might be tempted to toy with this idea pretty soon.