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.