This might sound a little crazy, but it's true. Ridley Scott, the master genius behind such movies as Blade Runner and Black Hawk Down, is bringing the board game Monopoly to the big screen. He recently talked to the L.A. Times about the production. Here is what he had to say:

Monopoly is still the most popular board game -- I might be misquoting! -- in the world. So it's really finding the universe for that game. Because clearly it ought to be humorous and for the family -- the funny way it brings out, particularly when your uncle suddenly gets Park Lane and -- in England, we have Park Lane, Mayfair and Barclay Square, what's it in America? Park and Madison? So you watch people change. You're witness to Jekyll and Hyde. Somewhere in that is a hysterically amusing and I think rather exciting film.

It is not known when this film will go into production. No cast announcements have been made at this time.

B. Alan Orange