Alien director Ridley Scott, who–God love him–never made the same movie twice, reportedly has big plans for the Monopoly-based movie he’s set to direct. The film, which the board game’s Wikipedia page describes as “a futuristic comedy-thriller,” will apparently serve as a reflection of the country’s current economic state…so apparently, they’re scrapping the whole “building houses” thing.
According to MTV News, Scott and executive producer Brian Goldner (also the CEO of Monopoly-manufacturer Hasbro) are planning to make a movie commenting on how you can’t afford to pay to see the movie that they would very much like for you to pay and see…and then if you could go out and buy the newest Anniversary Pirate Hat Edition of Monopoly, that’d be great, too.
And as if that wasn’t insane enough, Goldner is also executive producing films based on Stretch Armstrong and the Ouija Board. So there you have it, folks. Creativity is officially dead in this country. Let’s all share a moment of silence.
I don’t know how in the hell they got Ridley Scott onto this movie. Do they really need a talented big name director for a damn product placement movie? A third of me is ashamed of him, another third of me is excited to see what he’ll do with it, and the final third of me is excited to see the movie he’s going to be allowed to do in exchange for making it.