Moving Pictures
Nov 12, 2008, 08:04AM

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Ridley Scott, director of Alien, Blade Runner, and the rumored forthcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's old west depravity marathon Blood Meridian, is now set to direct a movie based on Monopoly.

Yep, the board game. This is not a joke:

Ridley Scott is officially attached to direct the Hasbro-Universal collaboration, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic "Blade Runner." Screenwriter Pamela Pettler ("Corpse Bride," "Monster House") will shape a narrative out of the iconic real estate game.

Suggested pitch: Russell Crowe goes head-to-head with the evil real estate tycoon who left his family homeless. It's good versus evil, and this time no one gets out of jail free.


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