The project had previously been set up at Universal Pictures, although the studio recently dropped the movie last month, along with another board game adaptation, Clue. Until these movies can find a studio home, Hasbro, which makes the board games, is funding the development of these projects.
"Monopoly is still happening, and we're developing a great story. It's a very fun take. Ridley Scott is still the perfect creative steward, because he creates these great, fictionalized worlds. It's going to be a very fun story to tell. It's a very human and personal story. It's not really Wall Street, not at all. It's a fictionalized story of a family, and there's a lot of intrigue in the story. Suffice it to say, it's a story about a family with a history, and we're projecting that into current times. But it's not Wall Street.' It's more about property ownership and of the play-pattern of the game."