Thursday, November 13, 2008

Monopoly the Game, the Movie

Read this interesting article by Variety.

"Ridley Scott has officially moved onto Park Avenue.

The helmer will direct Universal Pictures' bigscreen version of Hasbro's Monopoly board game from a script by Pamela Pettler.

Scribe's written toons 'Monster House,' 'The Corpse Bride' and '9,' which Tim Burton and 'Wanted'-helmer Timur Bekmambetov are producing.

Scott, who recently helmed Warner Bros.' 'Body of Lies' has long been attached to the project. He will produce, with Hasbro topper Brian Goldner, as well as direct.

'Monopoly' is set up at Universal Pictures, which has a first-look deal with Hasbro to develop movies based on the company's line of toys. Those include 'Ouija,' which Platinum Dunes is developing, and 'Battleship.'"

And according to Latino Review, Scott wants to make the movie "with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic 'Blade Runner.'"

In addition to Scott, Giannina Facio and Hasbro's Brian Goldner are also producing the movie, which will shape a narrative out of the iconic real-estate game. Lawrence Grey will oversee for Universal and Bennett Schneir will oversee for Hasbro.

I don't know how well a Monopoly movie is going to be, but here is a cool trailer. is not real....or is it?

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