Tonka Trucks movie planned
Hasbro continue to develop movies based on their games and toys
By Cassam Looch |
Incredibly, Tonka Trucks is the latest toy brand that’s set to be turned into a movie.
Plans for the Tonka Trucks movie from Sony follows the success of 'Transformers' and the not-so-successful 'Battleship' movie.
The Tonka line of colourful trucks was originally created in 1947, with the iconic yellow and black vehicles becoming a standard plaything for toddlers across the world.
Sony are looking to produce an animated film, which would cut costs by a considerable margin, and have hired writer Fred Wolf to come up with a script.
“In its 65 years, Tonka has become more than a toy or a brand; Tonka trucks are a rite of passage for kids all around the world,” said Bob Osher, the head of Sony Pictures digital productions
“Time spent with these toys creates memories that last a lifetime as kids are inspired to play using the boundaries of their imagination. We look forward to creating a family-friendly motion picture that brings the Tonka experience to life.”
The film will be co-produced by Happy Madison, which is Adam Sandler's production company. Wolf has previously worked with Sandler on 'Grown Ups'.
Hasbro currently has two other properties in development at Sony. The American-centric board game Candy Land and the world-domination strategy classic Risk.