Posts Tagged ‘Upcoming Movies’

“Monopoly” Movie Finally Passes Go, Collects 200 (Million) Dollars!

November 12, 2008

movie-screenLike board games? Like movies? If you answered “yes” to both these questions, you’ll still be flabbergasted to find out that Universal has decided to greenlight a film adaptation of “America’s Favorite Boardgame,” Monopoly. Are movies based on Disney World rides just too bougie for some people’s taste? Variety reports that Ridley Scott (yes, Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott) will direct, hoping to give the movie a “futuristic sheen along the lines of Blade Runner.” While it’s true that “dystopian society” is usually the first word that springs to mind when landing on Ventnor Avenue or B&O Railroad, I’m still in awe of most major studios’ willingness (nay, compulsion) to pander to the lowest common denominator. Is this culture? Perhaps appropriately for Scott, we seem to be closing in on Brave New World territory here; the day “Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens” wins the Oscar doesn’t seem far away.

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