Deed Runner: Monopoly Movie Update

November 12, 2008

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Despite all logic, the rumor that Ridley Scott would be directing a Monopoly movie has been confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter:

The feature project has brought on Pamela Pettler to write the screenplay; She penned Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride," Gil Kenan's "Monster House" and the upcoming animated adventure "9," produced by Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.

And Ridley Scott, who has been attached as a producer on "Monopoly" and has been mentioned as a possible director, is now officially attached to helm the project, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic "Blade Runner."

Something along the lines of Blade Runner. Yeah, that's fine. That works. Rich Uncle Pennybags flies around in a thimble buying up all the property in gritty Neo-Chinatown, and every time Edward James Olmos pays to stay at the hotel there, the booming synth of Vangelis reminds him that $1250 is a bit hefty for one night.

Hollywood, collectively, needs to start carrying around a tape recorder and listening back to what they're saying.

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