If you weren’t convinced Hollywood has run out of ideas, Lionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring a movie based on the beloved Monopoly board game to the big screen.
Yes, this Monopoly:
What’s crazier than the idea of a Monopoly movie is the proposed plot for the movie.
Via the press release:
The story centres on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. It’s about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and, of course, avoiding Jail time!
Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show”) is writing the screenplay.
The film idea has been tossed around since 2008. Back then, Ridley Scott was in talks to direct.
It’s one of several board game adaptations which has been in the works for a while. (We’re still waiting on that “Candy Land” movie, too.)
Board game adaptations have been pretty hit or miss. 2012’s “Battleship” was a miss for Universal and Hasbro.
2014’s adaptation of “Ouija,” also from Hasbro, ended up grossing over $US102 million worldwide. The film had an estimated $US5 million budget.
No release date has been announced yet for the film.