Posted by David Miller as Modern Board Games
A planned Monopoly movie is a story Purple Pawn’s been covering for more than 7 years. Hasbro first signed with Universal Pictures, who brought on Ridley Scott to direct. Eventually the project moved on to Emmett/Furla Oasis Films. Now we learn from Hasbro that Monopoly will be produced jointly with Lionsgate.
In keeping with a game that has brought so many hours of joy to so many for so long, MONOPOLY will be a film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure. The story centers 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!
To write the screenplay for this brilliant play on words, Hasbro and Lionsgate have recruited Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal).