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11.11.2009

The expected plot for Ridley Scott's MONOPOLY has been revealed and all I can say about it is, WTF?!

This was the pitch producer/author Frank Bedder gave Ridley that got him all interested in doing the film. First, Bedder explains his inspirations, Lewis Carroll and the wonderful world of Alice, "They have this big world and this game -- it’s the most famous board game in the world -- and it just really came out of the whole 'Alice' thing. I took the approach of thinking of the main character falling down a rabbit hole and into a real place called Monopoly City ... It was the re-engineering of 'Alice in Wonderland' that got me thinking and then with this it came around full circle and I was able to utilize that. That’s a big world. They were searching for that."

Here's where the telling of the plot comes in (prepare to be wowed): "I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he’s not very good at his job but he’s great at playing Monopoly. And the world record for playing is 70 straight days – over 1,600 hours – and he wanted to try to convince his friends to help him break that world record. They think he is crazy. They kid him about this girl and they're playing the game and there’s this big fight. And he’s holding a Chance card and after they’ve left he says, ‘Damn, I wanted to use that Chance card,’ and he throws it down. He falls asleep and then he wakes up in the morning and he’s holding the Chance card, and he thinks, ‘That’s odd.’" Yes, this is odd.

Do you want more, I hope so, because I'm giving it to you: "He’s all groggy and he goes down to buy some coffee and he reaches into his pocket and all he has is Monopoly money. All this Monopoly money pours out. He’s confused and embarrassed and the girl reaches across the counter and says, ‘That’s OK.’ And she gives him change in Monopoly money. He walks outside and he’s in this very vibrant place, Monopoly City, and he’s just come out of a Chance Shop. As it goes on, he takes on the evil Parker Brothers in the game of Monolopy. He has to defeat them. It tries to incorporate all the iconic imageries -- a sports car pulls up, there's someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow -- and rich Uncle Pennybags, you're going to see him as the maître d' at the restaurant and he's the buggy driver and the local eccentric and the doorman at the opera. There's all these sight gags." This is just...I didn't even really need to write anything extra, it insults itself.

Check out the rest of the article here. I forgot to add that the film is supposed to be a metaphor. I'll begin jamming darts into my brain now.

Extra Tidbit: I'm waiting for someone to pick up "Sorry". The romantic alien love tale of deceit and sorrow.

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12:07AM on 11/15/2009

not FTW

If this ever gets made and does well...i give up on human society
If this ever gets made and does well...i give up on human society
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4:40PM on 11/13/2009

ehh.

let me start by saying there didnt need to be a monopoly movie at all... i wouldnt care if this never got made..but for a monopoly script it actually looks like something i would enjoy watching, just for entertainment sake, kind of like a Speed Racer...
let me start by saying there didnt need to be a monopoly movie at all... i wouldnt care if this never got made..but for a monopoly script it actually looks like something i would enjoy watching, just for entertainment sake, kind of like a Speed Racer...
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3:28PM on 11/13/2009

Jay Baruchal

will undoubtably be cast in the lead
will undoubtably be cast in the lead
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3:42PM on 11/12/2009
i liked this concept better when it was called Jumanji
i liked this concept better when it was called Jumanji
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2:33PM on 11/12/2009
I'm at a loss for words....all the potental that the movie had is gone. It sounds like a Goosebumps episode.
I'm at a loss for words....all the potental that the movie had is gone. It sounds like a Goosebumps episode.
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1:16PM on 11/12/2009
Hey...when they option "Toss Across" would that be made as a porn?
Hey...when they option "Toss Across" would that be made as a porn?
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10:55AM on 11/12/2009

what?

wait...did you say RIDLEY SCOTT???

i am NOT entertained
wait...did you say RIDLEY SCOTT???

i am NOT entertained
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10:48AM on 11/12/2009

HAHAHa

I really hope they make this exactly like they are saying. This sounds to ridiculous to miss
I really hope they make this exactly like they are saying. This sounds to ridiculous to miss
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9:57AM on 11/12/2009
Ladies, Gentlemen of the 'Blo, in answer to all of your questions concerning film ideas becoming shockingly worse every year, I give you this fucking douche-bag and his Monopoly idea. Its because they keep giving money to so called "creative" motherfuckers like this that we end up with this kind of seventh grade garbage ass thinking and film making. I feel that Hollywood has become a poor characterization of itself.
Ladies, Gentlemen of the 'Blo, in answer to all of your questions concerning film ideas becoming shockingly worse every year, I give you this fucking douche-bag and his Monopoly idea. Its because they keep giving money to so called "creative" motherfuckers like this that we end up with this kind of seventh grade garbage ass thinking and film making. I feel that Hollywood has become a poor characterization of itself.
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8:32AM on 11/12/2009

it's a joke

sounds like a joke to me. but you know what? even if it wasn't, i would still have ZERO desire to see this crap.
sounds like a joke to me. but you know what? even if it wasn't, i would still have ZERO desire to see this crap.
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7:40AM on 11/12/2009

Not buying it

I'm sorry, but this whole thing -- including that article -- is a hoax. Why would they reveal so much of the plot, especially one so ridiculous, so soon, and effectively kill the thing before getting it off the ground?
I'm sorry, but this whole thing -- including that article -- is a hoax. Why would they reveal so much of the plot, especially one so ridiculous, so soon, and effectively kill the thing before getting it off the ground?
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6:53AM on 11/12/2009

OH MY GOD

This sounds like a plot invented by a 6 year old. Geezus how awful!
This sounds like a plot invented by a 6 year old. Geezus how awful!
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5:56AM on 11/12/2009

Jeez

I wish it was ok to headbutt the sense into some people...
I wish it was ok to headbutt the sense into some people...
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5:41AM on 11/12/2009

AC

Monopoly is based on Atlantic City, NJ all the street names and places correspond so this so called "Monopoly City" seems ridiculous considering the game is based on a real city.
Monopoly is based on Atlantic City, NJ all the street names and places correspond so this so called "Monopoly City" seems ridiculous considering the game is based on a real city.
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2:08AM on 11/12/2009

WOW

this is the way they should look at video game movies, not in terms of alice in wonderland, but just thinking outside the box..obviously they cant just take the board game and make it a movie, honestly im excited as hell for what ridley scotts gonna do with this, this is the first time i actually disagree with the bias of a joblo article though
this is the way they should look at video game movies, not in terms of alice in wonderland, but just thinking outside the box..obviously they cant just take the board game and make it a movie, honestly im excited as hell for what ridley scotts gonna do with this, this is the first time i actually disagree with the bias of a joblo article though
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12:12AM on 11/12/2009
This movie just has to have the "AND it was all a dream. OR WAS IT" ending.
This movie just has to have the "AND it was all a dream. OR WAS IT" ending.
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11:52PM on 11/11/2009
That was amazing
That was amazing
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11:07PM on 11/11/2009

im game

sounds like a cool concept to me
sounds like a cool concept to me
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10:46PM on 11/11/2009

Depends.

I guess it just depends on how Ridley approaches it. Either this can be a scathing satire of consumerism and capitalism or we'll have another "Toys".

Lets hope for the former.
I guess it just depends on how Ridley approaches it. Either this can be a scathing satire of consumerism and capitalism or we'll have another "Toys".

Lets hope for the former.
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10:39PM on 11/11/2009
wow... just, wow. Monopoly as a movie always sounded like it was to silly to be true, then it was announced to be real, and i guess i thought that its so silly maybe they might actually have something, but here it is... i never should of second guessed myself. i wonder who russel crowe will play.
wow... just, wow. Monopoly as a movie always sounded like it was to silly to be true, then it was announced to be real, and i guess i thought that its so silly maybe they might actually have something, but here it is... i never should of second guessed myself. i wonder who russel crowe will play.
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10:27PM on 11/11/2009
are you high? Cause if you are, that sounds amazing
are you high? Cause if you are, that sounds amazing
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10:05PM on 11/11/2009
Not sure if good or bad, but reading the plot reminded me a lot of "Night at the Musseum"
Not sure if good or bad, but reading the plot reminded me a lot of "Night at the Musseum"
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10:04PM on 11/11/2009
WTF?!?!
WTF?!?!
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9:49PM on 11/11/2009

"Hey kids, lets go see the Monopoly Movie..."

"... aww dad, I HATE that game. It's not even a proper video game."

Jeezus. Really Ridley, you should be making GREAT movies at this time in your career. You should be making The Godfather, or Shindlers List.
You're already rich and respected. You can make movie you want.
"... aww dad, I HATE that game. It's not even a proper video game."

Jeezus. Really Ridley, you should be making GREAT movies at this time in your career. You should be making The Godfather, or Shindlers List.
You're already rich and respected. You can make movie you want.
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9:14PM on 11/11/2009
I dont see how it insults itself. If done with the right tone, this could be quite interesting. IF done with the right tone.
I dont see how it insults itself. If done with the right tone, this could be quite interesting. IF done with the right tone.
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8:41PM on 11/11/2009
I wonder...will it be starring Eddie Murphy or the Rock?
I wonder...will it be starring Eddie Murphy or the Rock?
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8:38PM on 11/11/2009

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Hilarious. I'd see that. But only if the CGI heavily overshadowed the plot.
Hilarious. I'd see that. But only if the CGI heavily overshadowed the plot.
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8:33PM on 11/11/2009

This is proof...

..that Ridley Scott is going senile.
..that Ridley Scott is going senile.
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8:09PM on 11/11/2009
From 1st hearing about this film being in the works,I thought it was a bad idea..but, but, but...might be really nifty?
From 1st hearing about this film being in the works,I thought it was a bad idea..but, but, but...might be really nifty?
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7:59PM on 11/11/2009
I guess this makes sense. I mean what else would you do with a Monopoly movie, but transport someone into the game? Question is will it be any good?
I guess this makes sense. I mean what else would you do with a Monopoly movie, but transport someone into the game? Question is will it be any good?
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7:53PM on 11/11/2009
would the publishers of this game actually allow themselves to be portrayed as the villains?
would the publishers of this game actually allow themselves to be portrayed as the villains?
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7:52PM on 11/11/2009

Doesn't Sound 2 bad...

I think they may have something, if they add Vince Vaugh in the mix, but make the charater really rich in the monopoly world, and he buys crazy shit and people!
I think they may have something, if they add Vince Vaugh in the mix, but make the charater really rich in the monopoly world, and he buys crazy shit and people!
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7:27PM on 11/11/2009

So...

Did Ridley Scott finally cross the line of "I don't give a shit anymore"? When did it happen? He had such a bright career ahead of him, too.
Did Ridley Scott finally cross the line of "I don't give a shit anymore"? When did it happen? He had such a bright career ahead of him, too.
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7:27PM on 11/11/2009
Um ... he, uh ... it ... what?
Um ... he, uh ... it ... what?
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7:22PM on 11/11/2009
Dear god, this... this is genius... i think, hey at least it doesn't sound boring
Dear god, this... this is genius... i think, hey at least it doesn't sound boring
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7:21PM on 11/11/2009

It's kinda like Jumanji

...only terrible.
...only terrible.
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7:15PM on 11/11/2009
I smell $$$.

This is brilliant.
I smell $$$.

This is brilliant.
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7:13PM on 11/11/2009

How about...

Connect Four starring Scarlett Johannsen, Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes, and ME!
Connect Four starring Scarlett Johannsen, Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes, and ME!
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7:12PM on 11/11/2009

OH BROTHER

Spare me. What's next? A jungle adventure film made out of Hungry Hungry Hippos?
Spare me. What's next? A jungle adventure film made out of Hungry Hungry Hippos?
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7:09PM on 11/11/2009
What drug was he taking when he came up with this plot?
What drug was he taking when he came up with this plot?
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7:12PM on 11/11/2009
I don't know. lol He was rather chatty about it, wasn't he? Maybe he's still on the drug.
I don't know. lol He was rather chatty about it, wasn't he? Maybe he's still on the drug.
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