This is fairly old news, but Ridley Scott is working on a big screen version of the popular boardgame Monopoly. They already have a writer lined up (Pamela Pettler from Corpse Bride) and he's looking to give it a "Blade Runner" futuristic feel.  This is actually one of several projects in the works by Hasbro to bring classic games to the movies including Candy Land, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong (a comedy by Steve Odenkirk).  They may also be working on a remake of the 1985 comedy Clue.  “He’s built these great big worlds of imagination,” Goldner said of the director. “Combine that with Pamela Pettler who’s writing this great script about real people kind of playing a real-life game of ‘Monopoly,’ not the board game, although they’re icons of the game. And then you really get the idea why this story could make sense right now.”  They're hoping to reproduce the success of their other toy-to-film properties like "G.I. Joe" and "Tranformers"
I'm reluctant to lambast the idea until I see it. "Pirates of the Carribean" seemed like the dumbest idea in the world until it pulled in $305,413,918.



Monkey Migraine said...

It seemed like a funny idea in 2007...my Monopoly Kombat movie trailer is looking less funny, too.


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