Ridley Scott reveals Monopoly
It's all happening today, Ridley Scott has been talking about his upcoming film Monopoly, the film that we all thought, and think, is sounding incredibly daft. He doesn't though, and he's been talking about his take on the film, as has the head of Hasbro.
Now there's not that much they reveal, but the position from which the story is going to be shown is, and that sounds like it might actually deliver something interesting.
“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.”
He says that Ridley Scott is going to be building “great worlds of imagination” and that coupled with the script it's going to “make sense right now”.
Okay, I'm really not sure where that's going but it could suggest something about the financial crisis perhaps and the desire for money? I don't know, and I'm confused by that “worlds of imagination” comment, which is probably just to throw us off the scent.
Scott himself does say:
“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.”
So more about the spirit of what made the Monopoly game and what brought it to life rather than people playing the game itself. Perhaps he's going to use people playing with the global economy behind the scenes as some basis for the story that will ultimately become Monopoly, I really don't know.
This one is perplexing me, and it's going to have to be something pretty ingenious to make it really work.