Ridley Scott May Direct ‘Monopoly’
Ridley Scott is going to Boardwalk in style. He is in talks with Universal to direct a movie based on the Parker Brothers’ classic Monopoly according to The Hollywood Reporter. Scott first announced his interest in the project on June 19, 2007.
Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride) is already at work on a screenplay for the Hasbro-Universal collaboration. She is also writing another animated project, 9, to be produced by Bride’s director Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted).
Hasbro has several other games in development around Hollywood including Ouija Board with Platinum Dunes, Battleship, and course, Paramount has G.I. Joe coming next August.
The game was first developed in 1904 as a way to explain economics and then was revised and modified until Charles Darrow presented a finished version to Parker Brothers, which released it in 1935. It has since spawned countless variations and international editions,having been played by more than 750 million people according to the Guinness Book of World Records.