Ridley Scott to Direct ‘Monopoly’

Pamela Pettler will write the screenplay for the board game adaptation.
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Ridley Scott to Direct ‘Monopoly’

The Hasbro-Universal collaboration Monopoly is passing go and collecting $200 after having cemented two key players in the film adaptation. Pamela Pettler has been set to write the screenplay, and Ridley Scott has now been officially attached to direct the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pettler's writing credits include Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Gil Kenan's Monster House and the upcoming animated adventure 9, produced by Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.

And Ridley Scott, who has been attached as a producer on Monopoly will direct with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic Blade Runner.

In addition to Scott, Giannina Facio and Hasbro's Brian Goldner are also producing the movie, which will shape a narrative out of the iconic real-estate game. Lawrence Grey will oversee for Universal and Bennett Schneir will oversee for Hasbro.

Monopoly marks the latest Hasbro property to look to pass go and head to the big screen. Board games and branded properties have become more attractive as studios look to mitigate risk by finding built-in audiences.

No production date has been set.

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  • chuckconnors • 6 years ago

    They should get Anthony Hopkins to play the Monopoly guy. If they give him that look he had in the movie "The Road to Welville" he'ld look just like the Monopoly guy.

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    • mcleve02 • 7 years ago

      MOUSE TRAP!!!

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      • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

        What the f*ck?

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        • supercanayaz • 7 years ago

          Monopoly? Really?. Oh Good.

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          • escapist • 7 years ago

            Or Scrabble? ''Yippekaiyay! How about that? dat will beat your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious anyday. Oh wait, it doesn't. Oh man!''

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            • theboywhocriedsequel • 7 years ago

              interesting

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              • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

                good, I'm glad there making this movie, but I would have liked to see this set in an older time, not futuristic.. time when monopoly's WERE held.. kind of like a Gangs of New York type deal.. that would have been awesome. Where blood and money run rampant through the streets in a fight to control all, much like Monopoly really is. I have never once played a game of Monopoly and have it not get hostile.

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                • shelley • 7 years ago

                  How about Trivial Pursuit or Yahtzee?

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                  • mcleve02 • 7 years ago

                    And the battleship! I am curious about this. How they will incorporate the properties especially board walk and park place. You know McDonalds has to be funding this film as well. you damn well they are

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                    • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                      Ha!

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                      • moviecritique00 • 7 years ago

                        I know this is off topic, but can anyone please tell me what Jigsaw falls into that disfigures his face, in paunisher war zone movie trailer.

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                        • supbitch • 7 years ago

                          the car!

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                          • diaigma • 7 years ago

                            I wanna know who's going to play the shoe!

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                            • razorglove1428 • 7 years ago

                              It worked for Clue...

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                              • slysnide • 7 years ago

                                What the hell? The Monpoly Movie? Now I've seen everything! lol! I wonder who they're setting their sites on to play the Monopoly guy?

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                                • narrator • 7 years ago

                                  I can see Guy Ritchie directing a twisted cool retro version of "Life".

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                                  • narrator • 7 years ago

                                    I agree Vis. It could be a mix of "speed racer", and "wall street". Seriously this could be something.

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                                    • mcleve02 • 7 years ago

                                      actually did and proved i did with my comment proving my knowledge on Mr. Scott by saying i hope he recruits Hans Zimmer to do the music. Did you read the comments carefully???? And they are right it has opened the doors for other board games to make movies. It happened with comic books, it happened with books, it happened with video games and it will happen with this now. Other games aren't going to sit and let this happen. And actually monopoly isnt even the board game movie to kick it all off. This has been an idea for awhile after Clue went to the silver screen. No one knew how to do it tho

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                                      • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                                        Did you guys even read the article? Granted, I don't read most articles, but this was so unbelievable and short that I felt an urge to read it. You instantly think "Monopoly movie...LAME!," but there's a story set in place being directed by one of the best. Facebook movie-now THAT'S lame. A futuristic Monopoly movie directed by Ridley Scott-has potential.

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                                        • escapist • 7 years ago

                                          OMDS! Monopoly? How did he come up with that? Next will be Mouse Trap and Trivial Pursuit. Haha. oh i can see it now......'If you answer this question correctly, you'll live to see the history wedge'.

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