Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect A 50 Million Dollar Opening Weekend

Director Sir Ridley Scott, a certifiable genius for his work on classics like Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, and Gladiator, has signed on to make a movie out of Monopoly.  The board game.

There's no way this can be good.  Clue pretty much nailed the "okay, fine, it's a board game, but we made it really funny" genre.  How can this possibly turn out okay?

I am reminded of the moment in Idiocracy where Luke Wilson watches a movie called Ass, which consists of exactly that, and nothing else, for 90 minutes.  One ass.  It won the Academy Award.

Monopoly is the next step in that direction.

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