From Yahoo! news:
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.
The headline says that Monopoly will be the first up. Really? A movie about Monopoly?
In other insanity, have you all seen the recent “investigation” into Princess Diana’s death? Again? Mohamed Al Fayed (his son Dodi died in the crash with Diana) is alleging that Prince Phillip contacted MI6 (essentially the UK version of the CIA) to arrange for her demise. Seriously. Let the poor woman rest in peace already.