Hasbro, Universal pact may produce Monopoly movie

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:23am EST
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc on Wednesday said it signed a six-year deal with Universal Pictures for the film company to make at least four movies based on well-known games like Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land and Ouija.

The first movie from the deal is to be released in either 2010 or 2011, with Universal releasing at least one film per year thereafter, the companies said.

Universal pictures is part of NBC Universal, which is 80 percent owned by General Electric Co and 20 percent by France's Vivendi.

(Reporting by Justin Grant, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

 
<p>The Monopoly Sephona Edition is seen in an undated file photo. Hasbro Inc on Wednesday said it signed a six-year deal with Universal Pictures for the film company to make at least four movies based on well-known games like Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land and Ouija. REUTERS/PRNewsFoto/Sephora</p>