I’m just not sure it should be collecting $200.
AMC's Script to Screen blog is reporting that the film ‘Monopoly’ is ready to move forward. Now some of you reading this will probably think that this is a joke story. Truth be told, I thought the announcement of this film last year was a joke also. How do you do a film about a board game? Sure Monopoly is nice to play with some friends on an afternoon and it’s the most played board game in history. It just seems like a strange idea for a film. The only saving grace for Monopoly is that Ridley Scott is attached to the project.
Ridley Scott is known for being very different with the films in which he produces/directs, but I think Monopoly takes the cake. A board game film doesn't even seem logical, but because Ridley Scott is involved I have faith that this could be a good film, regardless of how ludicrous it sounds. As for what the story of the film will be about, your guess is as good as mine.
I wonder if Monopoly will be a film about 4 people playing Monopoly for 2 hours. Maybe we can get Martha Stewart involved. Ok maybe not. In any case, I would like to wish these guys good luck. I can't wait to see how this film will work.