Ridley Scott's Monopoly Movie Hires Award-Winning Screenwriters
Ridley Scott and Hasbro are taking a "Chance" on screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, hoping the duo can come up with a Monopoly script that adds a little money to everyoneís "Community Chest."
OK, sorry. Enough Monopoly puns. But Scott and the toy giant are moving forward on the planned adaptation of the board game, and have hired Alexander and Karaszewski to pen a draft, THR reports. Itís a great hire for a project thatís based on a board game. The Golden Globe-winning pair share credits on such excellent films as Tim Burtonís Ed Wood and two Milos Forman projects: The People vs. Larry Flynt and Man On the Moon.
As the trade points out, Monopoly was one of the projects Universal Studios recently wiped off of its production slate (in addition to movies based on Ouija boards and the murder mystery, Clue). But hiring writers of this caliber is a serious vote of confidence in the movie and its idea, which reportedly will focus on charactersí efforts to "gain market dominance via real estate and utilities" acquisitions.
Iíll feel a lot better about the potential of a Monopoly movie if Scott signs on to direct (heís only attached as a producer at this point). Perhaps the hiring of Alexander and Karaszewski is enough to get the project to pass "Go!" and collect $200 at another studio. Sorry, I broke my promise. They are just so easy. Letís hope this movie doesnít get made, because my review would be nothing but Monopoly puns, and no one wants to read that.
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