Heat Vision reports that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have been hired to write the script for director Ridley Scott’s big screen adaptation of Hasbro’s Monopoly.
Alexander and Karaszewski’s credits include Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt and the recent 1408.
While the project is reportedly no longer at Universal Pictures, producers Bennett Schneir and Brian Goldner are continuing to develop the movie. Scott is also producing.
Goldner previously said that they are “developing a great story. It’s a very fun take. Ridley is still the perfect creative steward, because he creates these great, fictionalized worlds…Suffice it to say, it’s a story about a family with a history, and we’re projecting that into current times. But it’s not ‘Wall Street’. It’s more about property ownership and of the play-pattern of the game.”
Harbro is funding the development of the project.