Fairly old news, but…
Now there’s word from Down Under (their source is the Sunday Times of London) that Monopoly will be made into a major motion picture, and it will actually be directed by the great Ridley Scott. Oh, and it may have a lot of big stars, as Hasbro has been promised by the agency that the movie will feature the cream of the crop of William Morris’ talent. According to the article, Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst have already been offered roles.
“That’s all in development,” Scott told EmpireOnline.com when asked about Monopoly. “I’ve got no idea where we’re going to go with that but it’s the most popular board game in the world.”
The filmmaker added, “What’s amusing about Monopoly is that it underscores the mean side of people. Monopoly changes people, the nicest person becomes a monster — as soon as they buy Park Lane, that’s it, they’ve all changed. I’m trying to figure out what tone of comedy it could be. It could be a really big film.”
[This space reserved for a link to an interview 15 years from now in which Scott reveals that the Race Car actually won “all along”.]
I was going to make some more jokes here but really, what can I possibly add to “big budget movie directed by Ridley Scott based on Monopoly?”
Fortunately, others are up to the task: