James Bobin to direct Hasbro’s Action Man film
According to Deadline, filmmaker James Bobin ( The Muppets, Alice Through the Looking Glass) has actually signed on to make a motion picture from Hasbro’s Action Man toy line for Paramount Players. Hasbro will produce, with Simon Farnaby ( Paddington 2) composing the movie script.
Created in 1966 as a formally certified knock-off of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, Action Man figures were put out by Palitoy Ltd in the United Kingdom and Australia. Developments established for the line of product such as gathered hair and gripping hands were later on contributed to their American equivalent. The line took a sabbatical from 1984 to 1993, they continue production today. Throughout its 50+ year history Action Man has actually consisted of basic soldiers, sailors, desert fighters, travelers as well as spacemen.
In 2012 Emmett/Furla Films signed a handle Hasbro that will provide the movie rights to Action Man, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Monopoly, though none of those happened.
Bobin, an English director who began his profession on Da Ali G Show and as co-creator of the program Flight of the Conchords, was most just recently connected to the prepared Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover MIB23, however that job has actually been placed on the backburner at Sony for a more direct MIB spin-off movie directed by F. Gary Gray.
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