Must Watch: Gritty & Thrilling Official Trailer for 'Monopoly' Movie

April 18, 2011
Source: Funny or Die


"I thought this was just a game!" Last we heard about the long-gestating adaptation of the popular board game Monopoly from Ridley Scott was that it might be preparing for release in 2012. However, with Scott busy on Prometheus, it doesn't sound like we'll see the film hit the big screen anytime soon. Thankfully, Funny or Die and Half Day Today Films have put together their own take on the project that takes all the familiar aspects of the popular board game and gives them a wicked thriller edge. Using the game pieces and revelation of Rich Uncle Pennybags being an evil crazy man makes this just a solid, hilarious fake trailer.

Here's the official Monopoly trailer from the folks at Funny or Die:

As for the real movie, the concept sounds just as trippy as this trailer since it's supposed to follow a guy who ends up in a vibrant Monopoly City where he has to defeat the Parker Brothers in the signature game. Producer Frank Beddor says, "It tries to incorporate all the iconic imagery - a sports car pulls up, there's someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow - and rich Uncle Pennybags, you're going to see him as the maƮtre d' at the restaurant and he's the buggy driver and the doorman at the opera." Honestly, I'm satisfied with this trailer from Funny or Die and hope we leave the real Monopoly movie dead in the water.

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  • Frank
    This is a late April Fool's Joke right?
  • Anonymous
    no frank this is completely real and serious coming to a theater near you
  • JJ
    Jumanji plus money= terrible movie
  • Godi_skywaker
    wooooooooow!!!!.......looks like shit!
  • Tony V
    not a very convincing actor
  • Anonymous
    As my friend Darth Vader would say: "Nooooooooo!"
  • Cruzer
  • I thought this was totally awesome! Better than the Ridley Scott movie would probably turn out anyway, I'd pay money to see this! You guys don't like it?!
    • Traveler
      I don't think anyone actually read the post. Maybe they thought this was somewhat real?
    • Dukephoenix
      I think they would have seen what the Social Network has done and try and have the Monopoly film have a similar film - maybe based on the sub-prime mortgage crisis somehow...
      • Dukephoenix = feel
    • Jim
      "Better than the Ridley Scott movie would probably turn out anyway"?? Didn't know you've already seen Ridley's adaptation.
      • Haha that's not the point! I'm just saying this is great and if that ever did get made, it probably wouldn't turn out as good as this, but who knows.
  • Boxer
    what a bad acting :s
  • Rojagegeo
    that was amazing....i hope ridley (or whoever ends up directing ,monopoly) has a look at this trailer....too bad this wont end up in the big screen or atleast in a dvd,,,.....
  • Jackson
    The monopoly money on the stripper was def a nice touch.
  • Cody W.
    Hahahahahaha....awesome. I feel bad for anyone who actually took this seriously.
  • Chazzy
    LOL @ the people who thought this was real. Once again... this simply proves people do NOT read the main chunk of the article.
  • uhhh what? LOL
  • duane
    damn alex... ya got me.
  • Scotty97
    The Community Chest.... awesome. lol
  • jay
    concept could be interesting but.... man that was bad!!!
  • Shelby
    I dont know why all the hate. That was Awesome! So what if it was a little bad acting, it was totally worth it. Crap man i would still rent this, you cant take every movie serioulsy even though it was a fake trailer.
  • Lamar
    I would totally see this.
  • Mrbrightside12
    reminds me of jumanji.... jumanji dos + bad acting, + money, no animals.....
  • Penguina007
    Horrible Folks sooo did this 10 months ago. Ok, so their up-an-comers people don't know yet, but they're still badass!
  • Penguina007
    yargh. *they're is there a way to edit comments?
  • Zacnathanmitchell
    umm......bad...just really bad..even for a joke its terrible..
  • DCompose
    Are... you guys serious? There are people commenting who think this is real? Even though it's from "Funny or Die?"
  • Scott of the Antarctic
    Even if this was a real movie, I would still think it looked like the shit.




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