Director Ridley Scott has signed to adapt the popular board game Monolopy for the big screen. Pamela Pettler, the author of such scripts as ‘The Corpse Bride,’ and ‘Monster House.’
Here’s what Scott said about the movie to the LA Times last year: ‘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.’
I have no idea what that means.
All I can say is, thank God someone is doing this. I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve played the game, landed on ‘Go to Jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200,’ and thought, ‘Why isn’t this a movie already?’