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:
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.