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11.12.2008

With Studios getting desperate to find properties with built-in audiences, they've turned to something that to me looks kind of like a last resort. I present to you board games: The Final Frontier. First on the list is MONOPOLY, which has been mulling about for quite some time without any real movement. Well MONOPOLY believe it or not, just landed a big name director in Ridley Scott, and may have opened the floodgates for other board games to receive the big screen treatment.

Pamela Pettler, who wrote CORPSE BRIDE, MONSTER HOUSE and the upcoming film 9 is set to pen MONOPOLY and Queen Latifah is set to star as the man with the monocle. Ok that last part was a joke, but I have to say--eventhough this film is actually based on a board game (albeit a very good one) I'm still very curious and almost excited to see what these guys come up with. Apparently Scott wants to give the film a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic BLADE RUNNER. Really, how bad could it be?

Extra Tidbit: Other board games on the way to the big screen inclued "Ouija Board" and "Battleship". Ooookay.
Source: THR

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11:35PM on 11/12/2008
Jesus Christ Almighty. Why?
Jesus Christ Almighty. Why?
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11:13PM on 11/12/2008

I AM CURIOUS

What do you think Ridley Scott said when they approached him to do this? "What? You want me to make Monopoly into a movie? What made you think I was interested? Was it when Maximus used two swords to slice off his opponent's head in the arena in Gladiator? Or was it when the chopper crashed in Black Hawk Down? Maybe you saw Blade Runner--the themes about what it means to be human made you think of Monopoly, didn't they? I direct epics, you bastards! Not board games."

Then he probably
What do you think Ridley Scott said when they approached him to do this? "What? You want me to make Monopoly into a movie? What made you think I was interested? Was it when Maximus used two swords to slice off his opponent's head in the arena in Gladiator? Or was it when the chopper crashed in Black Hawk Down? Maybe you saw Blade Runner--the themes about what it means to be human made you think of Monopoly, didn't they? I direct epics, you bastards! Not board games."

Then he probably got hit by all the money they were throwing at him.

"THIS MUCH for directing a board game?! Alright, I'll do it!"
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3:18PM on 11/12/2008

game movies

So whats next Operation,Connect Four, and Sorry? Then again Mine Sweeper the movie was funny.
So whats next Operation,Connect Four, and Sorry? Then again Mine Sweeper the movie was funny.
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2:46PM on 11/12/2008
I can't believe nobody considered that CLUE was based on a board game (both Milton-Bradley games) and it was awesome. CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL was based on a theme park ride. Who knows? This movie could be awesome!
I can't believe nobody considered that CLUE was based on a board game (both Milton-Bradley games) and it was awesome. CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL was based on a theme park ride. Who knows? This movie could be awesome!
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2:40PM on 11/12/2008
It has potential, especially in Scott's hands. While Battleship has some potential, I think somebody already did a Oija movie.
It has potential, especially in Scott's hands. While Battleship has some potential, I think somebody already did a Oija movie.
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1:29PM on 11/12/2008
i remember hearing about htis a while ago, and Scott was attached back then..... i love Monopoly... and i think a movie would be sweet!

I also wouldn't mind seeing an R rated GUESS WHO!
i remember hearing about htis a while ago, and Scott was attached back then..... i love Monopoly... and i think a movie would be sweet!

I also wouldn't mind seeing an R rated GUESS WHO!
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12:59PM on 11/12/2008

Monopoly Documentary

I'm producing and directing a documentary about the game of Monopoly called "Under the Boardwalk." It will feature interviews with some of the top players from around the world, as well as cover the history of the game and showcase how Monopoly has become such a huge worldwide phenomenon.

You can check out a teaser trailer, some clips from the interviews and follow our progress as filming continues at [link]

If you are passionate about the game of Monopoly, I urge you to check out our
I'm producing and directing a documentary about the game of Monopoly called "Under the Boardwalk." It will feature interviews with some of the top players from around the world, as well as cover the history of the game and showcase how Monopoly has become such a huge worldwide phenomenon.

You can check out a teaser trailer, some clips from the interviews and follow our progress as filming continues at [link]

If you are passionate about the game of Monopoly, I urge you to check out our website and email us!
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12:37PM on 11/12/2008

hi-yoooo

if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.

nicely played indeed
if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.

nicely played indeed
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12:28PM on 11/12/2008
this was news like a year ago
this was news like a year ago
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12:03PM on 11/12/2008
You know Michael Bay wants to get his hands on "The Game of Life" starring Shia LaBeouf and EXPLOSIONS!
You know Michael Bay wants to get his hands on "The Game of Life" starring Shia LaBeouf and EXPLOSIONS!
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11:14AM on 11/12/2008
How about John "Locke" from Lost as the Rich Uncle Pennybags aka the Monopoly guy.

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if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.

Nicely played sir!...HAHAHA
How about John "Locke" from Lost as the Rich Uncle Pennybags aka the Monopoly guy.

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if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.

Nicely played sir!...HAHAHA
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10:32AM on 11/12/2008

damn ...

Now Ratner is gonna want to get his hands on Chutes and Ladders, and I just cant let that happen!
Now Ratner is gonna want to get his hands on Chutes and Ladders, and I just cant let that happen!
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10:20AM on 11/12/2008
RIP Ridley Scott. You had a few good films.
RIP Ridley Scott. You had a few good films.
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10:19AM on 11/12/2008
How about Jan De Bont makes a comeback with...Twister?
How about Jan De Bont makes a comeback with...Twister?
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9:29AM on 11/12/2008

WTF?

I nominate Uwe Boll to direct "Operation" the movie. A total shit storm of a film!

Hollywood has gone full retard!!!
I nominate Uwe Boll to direct "Operation" the movie. A total shit storm of a film!

Hollywood has gone full retard!!!
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9:26AM on 11/12/2008
Yeah, I remember this story from awhile ago. I can totally see Michael Bay directing "Battleship."
Yeah, I remember this story from awhile ago. I can totally see Michael Bay directing "Battleship."
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9:08AM on 11/12/2008
Am I the only one to believe this is old news. As far as I can remember, Scott was always attached to that project. As for who will write it, who cares, it'll get dozen of rewrites before it gets into production anyways.
Am I the only one to believe this is old news. As far as I can remember, Scott was always attached to that project. As for who will write it, who cares, it'll get dozen of rewrites before it gets into production anyways.
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9:01AM on 11/12/2008
Explain to me how we can have an exploding population on this planet and yet, there are fewer original ideas out there? Does every damn movie have to steal its concept from something in the past? Now their desperation has lead them to make movies from board games?!?!? Why stop there? Why not make movies based on old soap commercials? Here's an idea.. An unknown force is causing the world's population to walk around half asleep and only Coast Deodorant Soap can wake the planet.
Explain to me how we can have an exploding population on this planet and yet, there are fewer original ideas out there? Does every damn movie have to steal its concept from something in the past? Now their desperation has lead them to make movies from board games?!?!? Why stop there? Why not make movies based on old soap commercials? Here's an idea.. An unknown force is causing the world's population to walk around half asleep and only Coast Deodorant Soap can wake the planet.
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8:47AM on 11/12/2008
ha this could be amazing. i hope the "Battleship" movie ends with nuclear armageddon
ha this could be amazing. i hope the "Battleship" movie ends with nuclear armageddon
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8:27AM on 11/12/2008
if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.
if it does turn out to be a literal interpretation of the board game, I'd recommend Lindsay Lohan to play the community chest.
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7:37AM on 11/12/2008
You know just waking up and coming on Joblo I thought the title said "Ridley Scott Passes away" but then my eyes focused a bit and I saw Uncle Pennybags.

I dont understand how there could be a movie based off a game? what are the characters going to be game pieces?
You know just waking up and coming on Joblo I thought the title said "Ridley Scott Passes away" but then my eyes focused a bit and I saw Uncle Pennybags.

I dont understand how there could be a movie based off a game? what are the characters going to be game pieces?
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7:31AM on 11/12/2008
Pssst: Monopoly isn't a "very good" game at all. It's a cultural relic, and easy to play, but as far as good games goes, this one sucks balls.

Very Good board games: Puerto Rico, Talisman, Settlers of Catan
Pssst: Monopoly isn't a "very good" game at all. It's a cultural relic, and easy to play, but as far as good games goes, this one sucks balls.

Very Good board games: Puerto Rico, Talisman, Settlers of Catan
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7:30AM on 11/12/2008
This is cool as hell. The first Ridley Scott movie I've cared about in a long-ass time.
This is cool as hell. The first Ridley Scott movie I've cared about in a long-ass time.
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6:20AM on 11/12/2008
Maybe after this comes out everybody will suddenly realize that Ridley Scott sucks ass.
Maybe after this comes out everybody will suddenly realize that Ridley Scott sucks ass.
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4:48AM on 11/12/2008
Okay, seriously, no one's going to play the monopoly guy. This is going to wind up similar to Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' and be about corporate greed.

The main character will probably rise to prominence as a hotel magnate (look for vicious Hilton jabs) before going to jail and going broke (although possibly not in that order). The whole affair will take place in Atlantic City and the main character will have a Scottish terrier.

I expect the whole thing to be a statement about how the
Okay, seriously, no one's going to play the monopoly guy. This is going to wind up similar to Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' and be about corporate greed.

The main character will probably rise to prominence as a hotel magnate (look for vicious Hilton jabs) before going to jail and going broke (although possibly not in that order). The whole affair will take place in Atlantic City and the main character will have a Scottish terrier.

I expect the whole thing to be a statement about how the only way to achieve the American dream is to break the law and, in turn, lose your soul. And in the grand tradition on Ridley Scott films and Monopoly games, it'll probably be way, way, WAY too long.

And the Ouija board movie will consist of 5 or 6 kids in a college dorm accidentally unleashing a demon (by improper use of a Ouija board) that stalks about and kills them in gruesome ways.
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4:43AM on 11/12/2008

How can Monopoly work as a film?

This is how the script writer 'thinks outside the box' and creates a story out of bare bones...i.e. the elements of the game.

Anything can work as long as there is a good story with some 'thought.'

I'm looking forward to it.
This is how the script writer 'thinks outside the box' and creates a story out of bare bones...i.e. the elements of the game.

Anything can work as long as there is a good story with some 'thought.'

I'm looking forward to it.
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3:41AM on 11/12/2008
LMAO I'd watch a David Lynch "Candyland" anyday. And yeahh this is totally f*cking wierd. Who's going to play the monopoly guy???
LMAO I'd watch a David Lynch "Candyland" anyday. And yeahh this is totally f*cking wierd. Who's going to play the monopoly guy???
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3:07AM on 11/12/2008
You know what'd be awesome? A Candyland movie, directed by David Lynch. ^_^
You know what'd be awesome? A Candyland movie, directed by David Lynch. ^_^
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1:59AM on 11/12/2008

???

If they pull this off, there should be no reason for anymore crap video game adaptations.
If they pull this off, there should be no reason for anymore crap video game adaptations.
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1:49AM on 11/12/2008
July 4th, 2010: Boggle - The Motion Picture. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Seriously, Ridley. You've gotta be richer than God by this point. Pay some film-school grad to pen a shitty drama for you to direct. Just don't do this.
July 4th, 2010: Boggle - The Motion Picture. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Seriously, Ridley. You've gotta be richer than God by this point. Pay some film-school grad to pen a shitty drama for you to direct. Just don't do this.
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1:48AM on 11/12/2008

Strange...

Welp, this is weird. I assume they have a great idea to make this work or Scott wouldn't be on board. This feels more like Brett Ratner should be directing. "A small town kid wants to be the best Monopoly player in the world..." The rest would be history. Brilliant, brilliant history.
Welp, this is weird. I assume they have a great idea to make this work or Scott wouldn't be on board. This feels more like Brett Ratner should be directing. "A small town kid wants to be the best Monopoly player in the world..." The rest would be history. Brilliant, brilliant history.
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1:41AM on 11/12/2008
What. The. Fuck.

I really don't know what to say about this. It's all so . . . bizarre. And that's just it, I can't figure out what's stranger: the fact that a monopoly movie is being made or that Ridley freaking Scott is directing it.
What. The. Fuck.

I really don't know what to say about this. It's all so . . . bizarre. And that's just it, I can't figure out what's stranger: the fact that a monopoly movie is being made or that Ridley freaking Scott is directing it.
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