Friday, November 20, 2009

Ridley Scott's "Monopoly" Premise

If you thought you've heard it all already, think again.
Ridley Scott, director of such epic movies as American Gangster, Kingdom of Heaven, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien etc. etc. is planning a movie based on Monopoly, the popular board game.
Why? Who knows.
Apparently, the premise is about this guy who's trying to beat the world record for marathon playing, which is 70 straight days. Somewhere in his deliriousness he ends up in the parallel universe of the game.
The man responsible for the concept, Frank Beddor, puts it this way:
"[H]e’s in this very vibrant place, Monopoly City, and he’s just come out of a Chance Shop. As it goes on, he takes on the evil Parker Brothers in the game of Monolopy. He has to defeat them. It tries to incorporate all the iconic imageries - a sports car pulls up, there’s someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow - and rich Uncle Pennybags, you’re going to see him as the maĆ®tre d’ at the restaurant and he’s the buggy driver and the local eccentric and the doorman at the opera. There’s all these sight gags..."

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