We've all been wondering for a while just how you bring a seemingly story-free game like Monopoly to the big screen.
Well, wonder no more - if writer Frank Beddor gets his way (and with Ridley Scott's approval, he may just), it'll involve sucking an everyday schlub Jumanji style into the world of the game to battle the evil Parker brothers for the future of the place.
The LA Times caught up with Beddor, who is launching the third in a series of novels which see characters from Alice In Wonderland launching a war against the "real" world.
He revealed that he hooked Sir Rid with a tale of a "lovable loser" and Monopoly nut from New York who falls asleep and wakes up inside Monopoly City itself, and realising he'll have to play to win for real.
"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 maître d' at the restaurant and he's the buggy driver and the local eccentric and the doorman at the opera, says Beddor. "There's all these sight gags."
Of course, everything could change as the script floats through Scott's development tank, but for now we'd have to admit that it sounds dodgy. What say you?
[Source: LA Times]
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