Hollywood is running out of sequels, remakes, reboots and video game adaptations. They’re now turning their attention to board games.
It’s being reported that Kevin Hart is in talks to star in Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Monopoly live-action film. He will also produce the movie through his HartBeat Productions label.
There’s not a lot of information about this film, but we know Tim Story is in final negotiations to direct. Lionsgate has been trying to make this project for years. A few years back, they hired Andrew Niccol to write the screenplay “about a boy from the game’s Baltic Avenue embarking on a quest to make a fortune.”
No word on when filming might start, but we will of course keep you posted. Nothing has even been confirmed, but everything is starting to come together. I’m not sure I see the appeal of a Monopoly movie. I mean, does anyone still enjoy playing the game? No one ever wins. Or if they do, it’s a questionable win because no one understands/cares what’s happening after two hours of gameplay.
But hey, we can’t hate on the movie yet. We’ll at least wait until the first trailer.[mashshare]