Crazily enough, “Monopoly” is one of several Hasbro games being adapted by Universal. They’re also developing “Quiji Board” and “Battleship,” and it’s only a matter of time before we get “Candyland.”
But back to Scott and “Monopoly.” The director is looking to give the movie a “futuristic sheen” along the lines of his iconic “Blade Runner.” But unfortunately, imagining that only makes you wonder what the heck the director of something so brilliant as “Blade Runner” sees in a board game adaptation. Then again, we all kind of snickered at the idea of movies based on Disney rides, and that whole “Pirates of the Caribbean” thing turned out all right. But it’s difficult to get past memories of hotels on Boardwalk, and fights over who gets to play with the pewter dog and who is stuck being the top hat.
Well, readers — do you think Scott is the director to pull off a “Monopoly” movie? Or do you think board games should be left for rainy days and power outages, and away from the big screen?