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Ridley on his Monopoly

03.02.2009

I know that a lot of you spend day and night speculating as to the core content of Ridley Scott's proposed MONOPOLY movie. Thankfully, producer Brian Goldner (also, CEO of Hasbro) and Scott have cleared a couple of things up for us:

“He’s built these great big worlds of imagination... Combine that with Pamela Pettler who’s writing this great script about real people kind of playing a real-life game of ‘Monopoly,’ not the board game, although they’re icons of the game. And then you really get the idea why this story could make sense right now.”

Scott added:

“I have to direct it... We’re in progress right now. We’re having it written. We have identified a pretty good story and it is fundamentally a movie, not a game, probably describing in a way the characters in the film, the passion of the game, and how the game came about.”

I do think still that this is a stupid idea, but it could go well. Imagine a movie about a late-night game of Monopoly played by a couple of co-eds on the cusp of their sexual maturity. You could have I don't know, off the top of my head, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Heard playing the chicks, and gee I don't know, me, playing the dude. I'm not saying it would be the best movie ever made, but I'm pretty sure I would have a good time.
Extra Tidbit: Scott: "I think Russell did brilliantly in A Good Year. He and I loved that film and Fox loved it and then they didn't know what to do and we got beaten up. Russell got beaten up mercilessly, which I thought was disgraceful because I genuinely thought we had done a good movie about a man in transition which is also quite funny. And what's really irritating and annoying is that I kept getting told later by actors, journalists, people outside of the industry, how much they enjoyed it. So anyway, fuck 'em. It was a good film."
Source: MTV

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