Now They're Making a Monopoly Movie
"A film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure."
Monopoly is one of the most iconic board games ever, but it's still somewhat shocking to learn today that Hunger Games film studio Lionsgate and Hasbro have announced a movie based on it. Then again, a Tetris move is also in development, so basically anything that can happen in Hollywood will happen, it seems.
Andrew Niccol, who earned an Academy Award nomination for The Truman Show, will write the screenplay for the Monopoly movie. According to a press release, the movie will be a "big, crowd-pleasing event film" that should appeal to everyone who has played Monopoly.
Lionsgate goes on to say that the Monopoly movie will be "a film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure."
The official plot synopsis is just the
"The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. It's about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and, of course, avoiding Jail time!"
Hasbro claims Monopoly has been played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries around the world.
My most vivid Monopoly memories are marathon games with my brothers, sisters, and cousins growing up. Things often got heated and I'm pretty sure I never won.