Ridley Scott To Direct Movie Based On Board Game

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From the truth is stranger then fiction file: Ridley Scott is in talks to direct a film based on Monopoly. Yes, Monopoly the board game. Universal Pictures has signed a partnership with toy firm Hasbro to produce at least four movies based on the following properties:

  • G.I. Joe
  • Monopoly
  • Candyland
  • Clue
  • Ouija
  • Battleship
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Stretch Armstrong

    Variety, Universal and The Guardian all confirm that Ridley Scott and Scott Free are in talks to develop a film version of Monopoly. A G.I. Joe movie is slated for 2009 as well.

    No word on who’s going to star as Uncle Moneybags.