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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5461 comments That's SIR Ridley, thank you very much---

Director Ridley Scott Playing "Monopoly"
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:16am EST

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A movie based on the "Monopoly" game is jumping a large number of spaces up the board.

Ridley Scott is officially attached to direct the Hasbro-Universal collaboration, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic "Blade Runner." Screenwriter Pamela Pettler ("Corpse Bride," "Monster House") will shape a narrative out of the iconic real estate game.

"Monopoly" marks the latest Hasbro property looking to pass go and head to the big screen. Board games and branded properties, such as last year's hit "Transformers' adaptation, have become more attractive as studios look to mitigate risk by finding built-in audiences.

Universal is working with Hasbro on several projects as part of a long-term development deal. Additionally, "Transformers" director Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes banner is producing its feature adaptation of "Ouija Board," while the maritime classic "Battleship" also is in development. Elsewhere, Paramount will next summer release a feature based on its "G.I. Joe" character. And "Trivial Pursuit: America Plays" is now airing as a syndicated television game show.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter



message 2: by Alex DeLarge (new)

Alex DeLarge | 851 comments I hope the GI JOE movie is based on the Kung-Fu grip 12 inch action figures of my youth! Ridley Scott directing Search For The Mummy's Tomb as GI Joe rides around in his yellow ATV would be too cool.
I'm kidding. I should have heeded your warning. I'll watch SALO again to feel more human...


message 3: by Ceci (new)

Ceci (cecialbiceleste) | 529 comments Can't wait... to give those movies a miss. I guess they're going for the lowest common nominator...


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