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Yeah, they're still going to make that Monopoly movie

Sep. 6, 2011by:

Even after a highly questionable $200-plus million investment in a BATTLESHIP movie and the recent speedbump for the CLUE and OUIJA movies, Hollywood still has a big stiff Jenga for the board game aisle at the toy store.

Everything from RISK to CANDYLAND to the whole damn HASBRO FACTORY are in feature development, but the one with the high profile (and monocle) is MONOPOLY, which Ridley Scott mystifyingly wants to make some time between/after returning to his own ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER universes.

Despite not passing GO yet, the MONOPOLY project is still puttering along in its little silver car (or thimble, depending on your preference), now grabbing writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to bring the world of money and plastic hotels to life. The pair has respectable movies like ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS.LARRY FLYNT and 1408 to their credit.

At this point, the project doesn't have a studio -- Scott and Hasbro are footing the development bill, presumably with colorful cash.

Extra Tidbit: Previously, the MONOPOLY movie was planned as some awful-sounding ALICE IN WONDERLAND sort of thing in which a "loveable loser" wakes up in the world of the board game and has to battle the evil Parker Brothers.
Source: Heat Vision

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10:06AM on 09/08/2011
hungry hippos in 3-D
hungry hippos in 3-D
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2:24AM on 09/08/2011
I'm holding out for the Chutes and Ladders movie.
I'm holding out for the Chutes and Ladders movie.
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3:28PM on 09/07/2011
Screw the haters, Clue is a great movie. It's still my favorite Tim Curry role.
Screw the haters, Clue is a great movie. It's still my favorite Tim Curry role.
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10:18AM on 09/07/2011

Kill this project already

Surely there must be more interesting projects out there for Ridley Scott
Surely there must be more interesting projects out there for Ridley Scott
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4:52AM on 09/07/2011
Russell Crowe for the Monopoly Man.
Russell Crowe for the Monopoly Man.
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3:52AM on 09/07/2011

bah

You know the movie is going to be 6 hours long with the ending being a bunch of people in the theater yelling "fuck this shit" and throwing their popcorn around...kind of like a real game of Monopoly...
You know the movie is going to be 6 hours long with the ending being a bunch of people in the theater yelling "fuck this shit" and throwing their popcorn around...kind of like a real game of Monopoly...
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2:10AM on 09/07/2011
I'm only giving this a positive rating because I have a feeling that this film will end up being pretty good. Mark my words
I'm only giving this a positive rating because I have a feeling that this film will end up being pretty good. Mark my words
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11:42PM on 09/06/2011
Hollywood is out of ideas. Just got finished watching the season premiere of 'Sons of Anarchy' and have realized that television is where the real originality is and where the real good quality storytelling is. Most cable shows are just so much better than actual movies.
Hollywood is out of ideas. Just got finished watching the season premiere of 'Sons of Anarchy' and have realized that television is where the real originality is and where the real good quality storytelling is. Most cable shows are just so much better than actual movies.
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3:26PM on 09/07/2011
You do realize that a movie has about 100 minutes to tell a story, whereas a TV show has 100 hours right?
You do realize that a movie has about 100 minutes to tell a story, whereas a TV show has 100 hours right?
11:30PM on 09/06/2011

can't believe that tidbit is for real

damn those evil parker brothers; milton bradley to the rescue
damn those evil parker brothers; milton bradley to the rescue
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4:16PM on 09/07/2011
Are you sure a Baseball player can take on those Parker Brothers???

Are you sure a Baseball player can take on those Parker Brothers???

11:01PM on 09/06/2011
Well as ridiculous and sorta stupid this sounds, you really could do a LOT worse then Ridley Scott directing and the writers of Ed Wood and Larry Flynt. I mean the Facebook movie sounded completely retarded at first too right?

That being said, I think this will be a huge flop because nobody wants to see a movie about Monopoly. But maybe it still COULD be a good huge flop.

If it even happens.
Well as ridiculous and sorta stupid this sounds, you really could do a LOT worse then Ridley Scott directing and the writers of Ed Wood and Larry Flynt. I mean the Facebook movie sounded completely retarded at first too right?

That being said, I think this will be a huge flop because nobody wants to see a movie about Monopoly. But maybe it still COULD be a good huge flop.

If it even happens.
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11:31PM on 09/06/2011
yeah when i came to ridley scott, i had to read that sentence again
yeah when i came to ridley scott, i had to read that sentence again
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