Production on Monopoly is set to begin in 2013 with director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Gladiator) rumored to be a producer on the project. The current belief is that Monopoly could be a comedy/parody about the housing market. I’d personally like to see the film take the Megamind route and create a sympathetic villain. Why does the greedy character always have to be bad? Couldn’t there be a twist a la Megamind, where the villain becomes the hero? Couldn’t Rich Uncle Pennybags have an Ebenezer Scrooge-like arc?
In addition to Emmett/Furla (one of the largest independent film production and finance companies) taking viewers from “GO” to “Boardwalk,” plans call for animated versions of Hungry, Hungry Hippos and Action Man – all of which have the primary goal of being family-friendly while containing mass appeal (which could happen if those involved stay away from live-action – i.e. Smurfs). These three films join other board game/action figure pictures in the works including Candyland (Sony) and Stretch Armstrong (Relativity Media).
In the wake of the Battleship bomb, are board game adaptations a good idea?