Everyone’s really excited about Ridley Scott‘s quasi-Alien movie Prometheus, which is why Hasbro wants to spoil the fun by reminding you that Scott is still attached to direct a feature length version of Monopoly. The movie’s been in development for what feels like forever, just like playing a game of Monopoly with your family. After assuring the film was still happening, here’s what Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said about the story in a recent interview:
“It’s a very human and personal story. It’s not really ‘Wall Street,’ not at all,” he explained. “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.”
So it’s gonna be just like Wall Street. Got it. Production will start… uh, sometime. When Scott is ready to pass go.
With all these board game adaptations coming out, like Battleship and Risk, I’m already getting bored with board games – and the movies haven’t even come out yet. I wish toy companies would leave the movies alone, or instead make more board games based on movies. I’d play Saw: The Board Game. It’d be like Mouse Trap, but with deadlier traps, like a pit of needles. That’s some serious win as far as I’m concerned. (MTV News)