Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg in talks about 4th Transformers

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Dec 15, 2012

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that we're not done with the Transformers film franchise just yet, but now it's looking more concrete, and toy giant Hasbro's CEO says the company is already talking with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay to make Transformers 4 happen.

In a conference call focusing on his company's third-quarter earnings, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner touched on a number of film projects the company has under development, including Transformers. Though there's no real news on production dates or what stars may or may not be returning, Goldner said he hopes more news will arrive sometime in the next quarter.

In the meantime, the company is working on the forthcoming Battleship movie, along with scripts for films based on Candyland, Micronauts, Risk, Clue, Monopoly and Stretch Armstrong. The one that seems closest to something real is Micronauts, which J.J. Abrams and Paramount are attached to, and the one that's in the most trouble is Ouija.

The eerie fortune-telling game so popular at slumber parties across America was set up at Universal Pictures but was dropped over budget concerns. Goldner said the flick hasn't found a new studio yet, but that Hasbro is pulling a Lone Ranger on it, reworking the script and reducing the budget.

So, while it seems the best toy to be if you want to be a movie star is a robot, Hasbro isn't giving up on bringing loads of other properties to the movies. Which of your favorite board games would you like to play out on the big screen?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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