True story: I once shared a house with the smartest man I have ever met. He had a homeless man beard, played the piano like he should have gone to school for it and sat around doing problems from a Calculus 2 book because he “missed math”. Every week, we would play seven games of Monopoly, one each morning. Each would take us approximately twenty minutes, and whoever lost four games first, had to purchase the weed. This went on for an entire year. I now dedicate the following news story to him.

The much talked about, never produced adaptation of Hasbro’s classic Monopoly is apparently still in the works. Like the Arrested Development movie and Peter Jackson’s take on Halo, most fans have resigned themselves to assuming this will never happen, but hey, now we know it’s at least treading water. Take that Michael Phelps.

According to MTV, director Ridley Scott is still committed to the project, which is, as of now, penciled in for a 2012 or 2013 shoot. If you like definites and hard facts, this probably isn’t the film for you.

Speaking about the project, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner described it as follows: "It's a fictionalized story of a family, and there's a lot of intrigue in the story. Suffice it to say, it's a story about a family with a history, and we're projecting that into current times.” There you go, people. Clear as day. It’s an intriguing family, with a past, doing some stuff today.

There’s a lot of directors who could potentially make this happen. Ridley Scott is one of them. We’ll see if he ever gets around to trying.

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