From the iconic toy and game company Hasbro comes the reality version of the popular game. Eight two-person teams will play a game of real-world Monopoly with a huge cash prize at stake. Just like the iconic game, the ultimate goal is to amass as much property and wealth as possible in this game that requires strategy, business acumen, people skills and chance.
– Executive Producers: Stephen J. Davis, Kevin Belinkoff, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz
– Production Company/Studio: The Magical Elves, Hasbro Studios
Along with a bunch of other scripted and non-scripted series (on TNT and TBS) that you can click through the link to read about.
Monopoly Revolution [PIC]
It’s a circle and has a digital counter thing. It will also do your dishes and cook an egg, but I don’t think it plays Monopoly.
Side bar: The greatest Monopoly I ever played was the old PC computer game version. Nothing better than 4 people sitting around a bulky 13 inch monitor.
LA Times spoke to writer/producer Frank Beddor about the upcoming “Monopoly” movie, which Beddor says will use the gameas merely a starting place. “Everybody reacted the same way when they heard that there was going to be a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie [based on a Disney ride],” he said.
Beddor revealed the pitch that he used to attach Ridley Scott(Gladiator) as the director. “After I pitched it to him, he put out his hand and said, ‘What do I have to do to be part of this movie?’,” said Beddor.
And here is the pitch in Beddor’s words:
”I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he’s not very good at his job but he’s great at playing Monopoly. And the world record for playing is 70 straight days – over 1,600 hours – and he wanted to try to convince his friends to help him break that world record. They think he is crazy. They kid him about this girl and they’re playing the game and there’s this big fight. And he’s holding a Chance card and after they’ve left he says, ‘Damn, I wanted to use that Chance card,’ and he throws it down. He falls asleep and then he wakes up in the morning and he’s holding the Chance card, and he thinks, ‘That’s odd.’
He’s all groggy and he goes down to buy some coffee and he reaches into his pocket and all he has is Monopoly money. All this Monopoly money pours out. He’s confused and embarrassed and the girl reaches across the counter and says, ‘That’s OK.’ And she gives him change in Monopoly money. He walks outside and he’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 Monopoly. 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 maitre 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.“
Source: LA Times
I hate to be so cynical but that sounds absolutely terrible and Ridley Scott really wants to direct? That’s bullshit.