Ridley Scott Talks a Monopoly Movie
Yet again another inevitable money-maker movie is in the works, this time it's one based on the Parker Brothers' board game Monopoly. Yes that board game we all know and love and have played many times with friends and family. How the heck is it going to be adapted? I don't exactly know, but the rumor has been confirmed and apparently it's big time director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner) who's the one circling the film.
Per an interview over at LA Times, Scott confirmed his interest and that he is pursuing a film version of the board game. Here's what he had to say, with some rather interesting commentary.
Monopoly is still the most popular board game -- I might be misquoting! -- in the world. So it's really finding the universe for that game. Because clearly it ought to be humorous and for the family -- the funny way it brings out, particularly when your uncle suddenly gets Park Lane and -- in England, we have Park Lane, Mayfair and Barclay Square, what's it in America? Park and Madison? So you watch people change. You're witness to Jekyll and Hyde. Somewhere in that is a hysterically amusing and I think rather exciting film.
Although not everyone is excited to see this adaptation, it may turn out to be one fun summer tentpole to just kick back and enjoy. It will go down in movie history as not being anything exquisite, but something we won't forget as one big fun ride through the world of Monopoly. That's what I'm expecting and nothing more.