At this point you have to come to terms with the fact that Hollywood is either running low on ideas or not willing to invest in original ones.
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Because of this, we get awful movies like Battleship that for some reason had Rihanna in it, Transformers which somehow keeps trucking, and a very questionable Jem and the Holograms.
Well now there's another game turned movie — Monopoly. Lionsgate has recently acquired and will finance and co-produce it with Hasbro's Allspark Pictures.
They even have a screenwriter lined up. The on spark of intrigue and shining light in this announcement is that Andrew Niccol will be writing the flick — he's also written The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal.
The film will reportedly be:
"A film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure."
They go on to say the film will be about:
"A boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. It's about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and, of course, avoiding Jail time!"
Uuugh. Well if it's going to happen at least there's a glimmer of hope in the writer. We'll see how it turns out, but we're not getting our hopes up.
[Image via Hasbro.]
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