Monopoly to get Movie

by AJ Adejare

Family and friend destroyer Monopoly is getting its own movie.  The Atlantic City theme board game monopoly will have its own movie from Lionsgate and Hasbro.  The movie will have The Truman Show and Gattaca’s Andrew Niccol as the writer for the movie and Hasbro’s Allspark with Lionsgate will produce the movie.  In a prepared statement, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig talked about the beneficial collaboration efforts between Hasbro and Lionsgate and how Niccol would aid in the creation, ” Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in MONOPOLY that has multigenerational appeal… Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the MONOPOLY game.”

The movie has no release date or format (live action versus animation), but it does have the following concept:

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.

The Monopoly brand is huge with 47 translations of the game and over one billion people playing it.  That doesn’t count the variations including Pokemon, Family Guy, Power Rangers, Phineas and Ferb, Sesame Street, Indiana Jones, Adventure Time, Disney Pixar, The Simpsons, Marvel, Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-man, Nintendo, and Doctor Who versions.

Let’s hope this movie’s creation doesn’t create a feud between all of the staff members, because it almost seemed to happen whenever I played the game with…well everyone.

Now if you excuse me, I’m going to move directly to Go and avoid Jail time with my references.

Via PR Newswire


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