Coming Soon: Monopoly the Movie

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Found 21st Feb 2008
news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

"One toss of the dice determines whether you win second prize in a beauty contest or go straight to jail. That's how it goes in the classic board game Monopoly, which is set to become a star of the silver screen after a deal agreed with Universal Pictures.

Under the six-year deal, Universal will produce at least four films based on Hasbro's brands, including Monopoly. The first film will be released in either 2010 or 2011, with one film a year after that, the firms said. The partnership will include Candy Land, Battleship and Ouija, but not Transformers and GI Joe, which are licensed to Paramount.

No financial terms, or plot details, were released by the companies.

US-based Hasbro, the world's second-largest toy firm, has more than 240 licensees from mobile phone games to footwear. Universal Studios is part of media conglomerate NBC Universal, which is 80% owned by General Electric."

11 Comments

Is the 21st February the new 1st April?

Original Poster

Lol. I'm struggling to imagine how they'll get one movie out of it, let alone four.

Still, I'd like to see it. It'd be great if Mr. Monopoly was actually a gangster and it was a film about corruption, violence, sex, robbery, etc and was rated 18 for explicit content. Could get some great storylines out of that one!

EDIT: It seems that it will be directed by Ridley Scott. His films include Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Black Rain, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, and American Gangster.

...so we could see my gangster storyline yet!! :giggle:

Ducky have they changed your medication? You're getting awfully excited by this !! lol

duckmagicuk2;1614719

Lol. I'm struggling to imagine how they'll get one movie out of it, let … Lol. I'm struggling to imagine how they'll get one movie out of it, let alone four.Still, I'd like to see it. It'd be great if Mr. Monopoly was actually a gangster and it was a film about corruption, violence, sex, robbery, etc and was rated 18 for explicit content. Could get some great storylines out of that one! :pEDIT: It seems that it will be directed by Ridley Scott. His films include Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Black Rain, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, and American Gangster....so we could see my gangster storyline yet!! :giggle:



Fantastic. I'm in stitches here:lol:
Phone and ask them if you can join the sreen-writing team. The community chest seems to have possibilities.:thumbsup::whistling:

Original Poster

Gawd, you could find a BODY in there!! :shock:

And the gangsters would go to jail without visiting GO!!

They're buying stations... maybe to run a drug smuggling network!!

I'm good at this.

Stations where there might be a bomb alert or .....

Original Poster

Ahh yes, a bomb in free parking. :!:

And he can go and visit people in the "dumpsters" on Old Kent Road.

Hopefully it will star the Monopoly man from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. "You must be the Monopoly guy!"

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keyhole romance;1615036

Hopefully it will star the Monopoly man from Ace Ventura: When Nature … Hopefully it will star the Monopoly man from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. "You must be the Monopoly guy!"



That is brilliant. :-D

In fact, if anyone has just under two minutes to spare and hvan't seen it already then I urge you to watch it now!!

]YouTube: Ace Ventura and the Monopoly Guy

EDIT: And if you like that... ]YouTube: Ace Ventura and the Slinky

Ace Ventura is too cringe-making for me - I can hardly watch it. Fame and fortune await you on a rectagular, (or is it square?), route!!:)
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