Producer/author Frank Beddor (“The Looking Glass Wars”) revealed details of the story he pitched for the Monopoly movie that got Ridley Scott interested in directing. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Beddor gave a lot of info on what you can expect. Here’s an excerpt:
I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and hes not very good at his job but hes great at playing Monopoly. And the world record for playing is 70 straight days over 1,600 hours and he wanted to try to convince his friends to help him break that world record. They think he is crazy. They kid him about this girl and they’re playing the game and theres this big fight. And hes holding a Chance card and after theyve left he says, Damn, I wanted to use that Chance card, and he throws it down. He falls asleep and then he wakes up in the morning and hes holding the Chance card, and he thinks, Thats odd.”
“Hes all groggy and he goes down to buy some coffee and he reaches into his pocket and all he has is Monopoly money. All this Monopoly money pours out. Hes confused and embarrassed and the girl reaches across the counter and says, Thats OK. And she gives him change in Monopoly money. He walks outside and hes in this very vibrant place, Monopoly City, and hes just come out of a Chance Shop. As it goes on, he takes on the evil Parker Brothers in the game of Monolopy.”
You can read much more on his take here!