What has Hollywood come to when it’s looking for subject material in board games? Okay, maybe for a game show (look at “Tic Tac Dough”), but a movie?
Well, considering that videogames and comic books have become not only the norm, but an extremely lucrative multi-billion-dollar norm, then we can only assume that these studio execs know what they’re doing when they hire a writer and a potential A-list director to do a film on Monopoly.
Yes, that’s the uber-Capitalistic game that every kid plays because it supposedly teaches them about money — how to use it, spend it and lose it. Now, the studio suits at Universal Studios want to make “Monopoly — The Movie.”
Universal has lined up A-list director Ridley Scott to potentially produce and even possibly direct as well as screenwriter Pamela Pettler (“Corpse’s Bride,” “Monster House”) to write a first draft of the plotless screenplay. It’s assumed that the story will be about money.
It’s a far cry from “Blade Runner” or even “Alien,” but being British, Scott may bring a distinctly non-American point of view to the Capitalistic foray.