We’ve all heard about esteemed director Ridley Scott, and his developing project, Monopoly. Yep, he’s still going through with that one, and according to MTV he wants the film to be deep rooted in reality. With the current economic state of not just the U.S. but also Europe, Scott plans on making Monopoly take place during the recession. I know what your thinking. This whole concept is crazy. The game centers around buying real estate, how can you do that when you don’t have any money?
Monopoly executive producer Brian Goldner told MTV what motivated him and Scott to make the recession an integral part of the film’s plot.
“The whole world is about the financial markets,” Goldner told MTV News. “You can’t turn on the news today without understanding the financial markets and what’s going on out there.
Goldner believes that Scott’s direction will only improve the story and add to the concept of the film.
He’s built these great big worlds of imagination,” Goldner said of the director. “Combine that with Pamela Pettler who’s writing this great script about real people kind of playing a real-life game of ‘Monopoly,’ not the board game, although they’re icons of the game. And then you really get the idea why this story could make sense right now.”
Apparently this is a passionate project for Scott, who feels that he’s the only one who can do Monopoly right.
“I have to direct it,” the Oscar-nominated director told MTV News. “We’re in progress right now. We’re having it written. We have identified a pretty good story and it is fundamentally a movie, not a game, probably describing in a way the characters in the film, the passion of the game, and how the game came about.”
Recession or no recession I just can’t believe that a film’s being based off of one of the oldest board games in the world. I would have never thought that the man who brought me the futuristic world of Blade Runner would also take me on a stroll through Park Place.
What do you think about the upcoming film? Do these new developments change your opinion for better or for worse?