Battleship was so last decade. Forget about that trash board game movie and look to a future — a future where capitalism reigns supreme and the commies are hung out to dry. That’s right. I’m talking about Monopoly. The only game that can turn a 1950s Leave it to Beaver nuclear family into sadistic mortal enemies.
It’s no secret Hollywood has been trying to crack this goldmine for quite some time, and it looks like Hasbro and Lionsgate are well on their way to finally adapting this into a live-action feature, Deadline reports. According to the outlet, Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the film and will re-join Night School and Ride Along collaborator Tim Story, who is set to direct. As of right now, this package is in final negotiations, so while it’s not set in stone yet, it is highly likely.
So what will this movie be about? Well, I hate to say it, but the current logline is under wraps, but the outlet states a previous version of the film “centered on a young man from the game’s modest Baltic Avenue on a quest to make a fortune.” Will this new iteration take bits and pieces from that? Only time will tell.
But do audiences even want a Monopoly movie? Well, ask anyone and they’ll probably say no, but as The LEGO Movie proved, you can make a great movie out of anything so long as the story has heart and wit. Are you interested in seeing this particular take on the film? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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