THR reports that not only is Monopoly getting a movie adaptation, they have some really awesome talent penning the script.
Screenwriter Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show) has been hired by Lionsgate to bring the world of Monopoly to theaters near you. Here is what Lionsgate co-president Erik Feig had to say about working with Hasbro and bringing Niccol on to the project.
“Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal. Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator…He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”
Here is what the current plot of the story will be:
“Monopoly is being envisioned as a family-friendly tentpole. The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on an adventure-filled journey. It’s about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and avoiding jail time.”