August 07, 2007 04:33:26 GMT
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott has indicated to Los Angeles Times that he is keen to make a big screen version of the popular board game.
Entering a rather new territory in his next move, famed filmmaker Ridley Scott has confirmed to Los Angeles Times that he is on the way to develop a movie based on Parker Brothers' classic board game "Monopoly."
"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," he revealed his thought. "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."
Scott's determination to bring up the subject no doubt could raise many eyebrows by now since he is widely known to be the mind behind those top-notch pictures like "Alien", "Blade Runner", and "Gladiator", even was once rumored to ditch offers to direct "Halo" because he did not sense enough potential for a story. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how the man develops the project to meet both critics and audience's favors.
As for the plot details, there is no hint yet so far at what the pic's story may entail, but speculations on its casting lineup are noticed to already have circulated, with Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst being said to be the front-runners for the list. As things are still unclear for now, please keep sticking with this site for further info and tidbits about the movie.