Many thought, maybe even hoped, that the proposed board game adaptation Monopoly had fallen into the dustbin of history with director Ridley Scott focusing instead on his Alien spin-off Prometheus. That certainly isn't the case according to Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.

"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."

Though the movie was set to begin shooting in 2012, Brian Goldner insists that there is no rush for Monopoly to go into production, as he doesn't want to tie it in with our current financial and economic climate. He went onto call Monopoly a "timeless story".

Monopoly won't see theater screens until at least 2014 or 2015.

B. Alan Orange