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

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April 18, 2011
Source: Funny or Die

Monopoly

"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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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments

1

This is a late April Fool's Joke right?

Frank on Apr 19, 2011

2

no frank this is completely real and serious coming to a theater near you

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

3

EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS... seriously it is

joshp on Apr 19, 2011

4

Jumanji plus money= terrible movie

JJ on Apr 19, 2011

5

wooooooooow!!!!.......looks like shit!

Godi_skywaker on Apr 19, 2011

6

not a very convincing actor

Tony V on Apr 19, 2011

7

As my friend Darth Vader would say: "Nooooooooo!"

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

8

Hahahahahaha

Cruzer on Apr 19, 2011

9

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?!

Alex Billington on Apr 19, 2011

10

I don't think anyone actually read the post. Maybe they thought this was somewhat real?

Traveler on Apr 19, 2011

11

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 on Apr 19, 2011

12

typo....film = feel

Dukephoenix on Apr 19, 2011

13

"Better than the Ridley Scott movie would probably turn out anyway"?? Didn't know you've already seen Ridley's adaptation.

Jim on Apr 19, 2011

14

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.

Alex Billington on Apr 21, 2011

15

what a bad acting :s

Boxer on Apr 19, 2011

16

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,,,.....

Rojagegeo on Apr 19, 2011

17

The monopoly money on the stripper was def a nice touch.

Jackson on Apr 19, 2011

18

Hahahahahaha....awesome. I feel bad for anyone who actually took this seriously.

Cody W. on Apr 19, 2011

19

LOL @ the people who thought this was real. Once again... this simply proves people do NOT read the main chunk of the article.

Chazzy on Apr 19, 2011

20

uhhh what? LOL

Daniel Vu Tran on Apr 19, 2011

21

damn alex... ya got me.

duane on Apr 19, 2011

22

The Community Chest.... awesome. lol

Scotty97 on Apr 19, 2011

23

concept could be interesting but.... man that was bad!!!

jay on Apr 19, 2011

24

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.

Shelby on Apr 19, 2011

25

I would totally see this.

Lamar on Apr 19, 2011

26

reminds me of jumanji.... jumanji dos + bad acting, + money, no animals.....

Mrbrightside12 on Apr 20, 2011

27

Horrible Folks sooo did this 10 months ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hoop6teru4 Ok, so their up-an-comers people don't know yet, but they're still badass!

Penguina007 on Apr 20, 2011

28

yargh. *they're is there a way to edit comments?

Penguina007 on Apr 20, 2011

29

umm......bad...just really bad..even for a joke its terrible..

Zacnathanmitchell on Apr 20, 2011

30

Are... you guys serious? There are people commenting who think this is real? Even though it's from "Funny or Die?"

DCompose on Apr 20, 2011

31

Even if this was a real movie, I would still think it looked like the shit.

Scott of the Antarctic on Apr 20, 2011

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