Well, that didn't take long!
Remember how last week, we told you that Brit boy band One Direction had their own 12-inch plastic dolls, just not yet available in America?
Well U.S. Directioners, listen up!
Toy manufacturer Hasbro has officially teamed up with the boys of One Direction, announcing today plans for an ENTIRE 1D-centric toy and game line!
Chief marketing officer of Hasbro,John Frascotti says:
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If you were alive/coherent at the end of the second millenium, then you probably remember that little fuzzy, gremlin-looking toy they called a Furby.
Well, Hasbro has decided to bring these alien creatures back from the toy-beyond to creep out a whole NEW generation of children!!
Yes, they were cute, but not very cuddly (their inner robotics were pointy and painful!) and you couldn’t really turn them off…
We totally caught them watching us in the nighttime!
We won't know what new powers these Furbies hold until their release in the fall…right around the same time the Mayans predicted the end of the world, RIGHT???
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That's right, the Ouija Board movie is back on Universal's production slate after being dropped last August due to budgetary concerns!
Michael Bay is still producing through his Platinum Dunes banner (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror), but in order to scale down the massive
explosions and giant robot ghosts budget, the studio enlisted the help of the guy behind low-cost hits like Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions has taken the cost from a whopping $100 million to a measly $5 million! Does that mean we're in store for another "found footage" film? Possibly about a couple curious kids playing the game and recording what happens…?
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Just imagine if they DID make a new Battleship game for Sega Genesis! eBay traffic would go through the roof! Ha!
Yesterday, Activision and Hasbro announced a new video game based on the upcoming Battleship movie.
Here's what Activision Publishing's David Oxford had to say about it:
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Well, this is certainly better news than a Jack and Jill sequel! LOLz!
To recap - Back in May, we had heard that the Candy Land movie was still happening, and it was being referred to as "Lord of the Rings, but set in a world of candy."
Then in October, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner assured the world that Candy Land would eventually see the light of the day.
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But it sounds like the budget on another high-profile film is probably going to have to suffer because of it.
Because the gaming company has faired so well during this quarter, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has announced that they have started active discussions with studio partner Paramount, director Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg about putting a fourth Transformers film into the works.
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Is anybody really surprised?
After reports that the Universal film Ouija needed major work on its script, it looks the studio has decided to just drop the film entirely.
The movie had some major players behind it, as it was to be produced by Michael Bay and directed by McG. It was heading in the direction of a big budget film, but something went awry as it's now been scrapped.
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