Hasbro’s rapid succession of movie deals flooded the press at various points over the last two years. Apparently, Hasbro wielded a whole lot of clout, not only in getting the deals, but in how they were structured. Universal Studios, struggling to live up to its commitments to make these movies, is not having an easy time of it.

From an exhaustive and fascinating analysis at source:

Let’s stop for a moment to really underline the moviemaking times we are living in: Hollywood studio heads were begging a Rhode Island toy company for more time so they could spend $200 million on a state of the art CGI film based on an early twentieth-century board game. So, there we are.