“Monopoly,” a game that pits players against one another in a mad cash-grab full of questionable business and moral ethics in order to find one victor and toss the losers into the desperate pit of bankruptcy will now be a family fun feature film.
Yes, the board game that historically has brought out the worst in people (including me) during family game nights will finally make it to the silver screen because, why the hell not at this point. Never mind there is no story to the game: Players just annihilate one another through buying up properties and making sure others pay through the teeth if they happen to land on a place that has a hotel on it — especially if that place is Boardwalk or Park Place. Then, to add insult to injury, losers usually have to auction of their prime real estate in order to keep playing, knowing full well there is no return to victory at that point.
It’s a fantastic game. I love this game so much!
And much like the time they made a movie out of “Battleship,” the minds in Hollywood are looking at anything to make movies out of — everywhere besides things that have plot and narrative. It’s almost like a dare at this point to make a movie out of just about anything — including board games.
According to The Wrap, 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. Along the way he will have to make his own luck, while hoping to avoid going directly to jail.” So expect them to shoe-horn in those weird game pieces like the hat, race car and the inexplicable thimble as characters into the film, because again — why the hell not at this point.
The film will be produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.