Ridley Scott talks Monopoly Movie

MonopolyThere really couldn’t be a reason (other than may-be money) to make a movie based on the classic Parker Brothers’ Monopoly board game. When I first heard rumblings that Ridley Scott was trying to adapt the game to the big screen, I tried to ignore them. I thought, ‘It’s probably one of those big money development deals that will fall by the wayside’, right? And why would the guy who made Blade Runner ever be interested in a Monopoly movie? Here is what Scott told the LATimes:

“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.”

An exciting film? About Monopoly? Am I missing something? But don’t worry, Scott has cleared up rumors, he won’t be making a Blade Runner sequel:

“There is no sequel. And I intend probably never to do a sequel. . . . I like to do the first one, and if they want to do a sequel? Fine.”

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