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.
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.]