Ridley Scott ‘Monopoly’ Film Gets Writers
has certainly had success in the movie industry with its properties. Transformers
turned into a major franchise with G.I Joe
likely following suit. Board game properties have been another story of late, with Universal backing out on its deal with films such as Ouija
But despite a similar fate for the Monopoly movie, THR
reports producer and director Sir Ridley Scott
(that's right) and Hasbro are making progress, recruiting writing partners Scott Alexander
and Larry Karaszewski.
Alexander and Karaszewski have a long history in Hollywood, writing scripts for Ed Wood
, The People vs. Larry Flynt
and Man on the Moon
. Yet for each of those films in their filmogrophy, there's Problem Child
, That Darn Cat
and Agent Cody Banks
This project has been in development for three years, leading many to believe it was going to fall by the wayside like its board-game brethren. Scott has said and others have reported at different times that it will have “a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic Blade Runner
,” but given the family nature of the property, it will likely also be kid-friendly.
Scott has most recently been attached to a new Blade Runner
film, so this one is probably a long way off if it happens.