THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT Screenwriters Hired to Pen the Script for Ridley Scott’s MONOPOLY

     September 6, 2011


Universal has sloughed off its board game adaptation of Monopoly but the project is still alive.  Ridley Scott is still attached to direct and Heat Vision reports that screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt) will pen the script. No word if they’ll use the nutty plot that Scott discussed back in November 2009.

Monopoly was part of Universal’s deal with Hasbro but—in a sign that bodes terribly for Battleship—the studio has dropped its adaptation of not only Monopoly, but also Ouija and Gore Verbinski’s Clue.  If Universal thought they had something with Battleship, why would they be ditching their other board game properties left and right?  However, none of these projects are dead since Hasbro is still funding their development.

  • Tarek

    the end of the world is close…

  • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

    I thought the little instruction booklet inside the Monopoly box would serve as the script.

    How are they going to incorporate “Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200″ into the script?

    Will all moviegoers get a free coupon to go and buy Monopoly?

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  • Vickthur

    If Sir Ridley Scott is attached to it then there must something to it. Before anyone bashes ‘Robin Hood’ which I agree wasn’t a good movie, he is still a very talented director with a great history in cinema.

    • Tarek

      Sir Ridley is one of the greatest directors. But what can be expected of a movie based on a board game ? Seriously!

      Hollywood go to Hell!

      • Vickthur

        Ha yes i’m getting tired of the remakes, 3D movies, and just flat-out awful movies, but maybe this would some sort of business thriller? Just guessing. Maybe it’ll be like the Alien prequel and just completely change.

      • Vickthur

        …this would **be** some sort…

  • T. Van

    It seems as if Universal is playing this rather wrong. While I don’t think Battleship should have received such a large budget, the fact that they have to pay somewhere around $5 million for dropping at least one of these projects— and the potential for Hasbro to shop them elsewhere— positions them quite poorly.

    The Transformers and GI Joe properties already exist outside of the Hasbro/Universal deal, and I almost wonder if Hasbro is now in a position to walk away with all of their properties sans Battleship (with the addition of a cash payout from Universal). If so, the board game movies could become secondary to a collaboration with other Hollywood players— such as extending their collaboration with Disney on a Toy Story 4 (incorporating Micronauts, Play-Doh, NERF toys and the Cabbage Patch Kids, for instance).

    They’ve already got a potential goldmine in properties such as Dungeons & Dragons (were it given the proper treatment). I just think Universal would be best-off if they were to restructure their deal, as opposed to letting it end due to non-activity.

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  • Ymus Anon

    —-Time for Scott to leave the capstone lodge
    and start being an artist, maybe for the first time.

    FACT IS he, like franchise slum Hollywood generally,,
    BALKED the 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th Anniversaries of
    the aweosmely relevant, Globalist–RED China—and
    EUGENICS ‘unfriendly’ —KOREAN WAR.