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Ridley Scott Passes Go

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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