Monopoly...Through a very different lens

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It's now official: Ridley Scott is doing the Monopoly movie. I'm thinking lots of smoke/dry ice with prodigal/murderous sons. Ridley muses here:

Monopoly is still the most popular board game -- I might be misquoting! -- in the world. So it's really finding the universe for that game. Because clearly it ought to be humorous and for the family -- the funny way it brings out, particularly when your uncle suddenly gets Park Lane and -- in England, we have Park Lane, Mayfair and Barclay Square, what's it in America? Park and Madison? So you watch people change. You're witness to Jekyll and Hyde. Somewhere in that is a hysterically amusing and I think rather exciting film.

Perhaps when Anti-Monopoly finally catches on, David Cronenberg will direct. I'm thinking lots of schizoid monopolists stuck in shame spirals. If anyone wants to attempt the treatment, here are some breakdowns.

August 8, 2007 - 5:14pm
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