Ridley Scott wants to make MONOPOLY as iconic as BLADE RUNNER

The Hollywood Reporter say that Ridley Scott is now firmly attached to direct an adaptation of the Hasbro's popular worldwide board game, MONOPOLY, "with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic BLADE RUNNER". Hmmm... Pamela Pettler, the writer of the animated movies MONSTER HOUSE and CORPSE BRIDE, and also the former co-executive producer of the mid 90's show Clueless will scribe. She has the ardous task of coming up with a script for the formulaic real estate board game whose biggest tension usually derives from trying to avoid staying the night on Mayfair (that's the U.K. game anyway) and being charged the rent of an expensive Hotel. Last year Scott told the L.A. Times about the film...

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.
You know, when your bored and you have ran out of stuff to do to fill your time... you usually get MONOPOPLY out of the closest. That doesn't bode well for Ridley's future! Who will they cast as the boot?!? Does anyone have an idea of how on Earth this is going to work, any at all?

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.