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    November 13, 2009

    MONOPOLY THE MOVIE IN ALICE IN THE WONDERLAND STYLES?


    The boardgame Monopoly is yet another of those past-time games that will vebture its way into the silver screen. It has been long rumoured that Ridley Scott is very interested in making a movie about the properties-gaming vice.

    Producer Frank Beddor had thrown some crispy info to the LA Times. Beddor whom is the author of the Lewis Carroll-inpired Looking Glass Wars, and likens his Monopoly pitch to Alice in Wonderland.

    "I took the approach of thinking of the main character falling down the rabbit hole into a place called Monopoly City," Beddor says, which reminiscence the story where Alice goes into a wonderland after falling down the rabbit hole.

    "The main character is envisaged as a dorky Manhattan real-estate agent who's also an obsessive Monopoly player. A magic chance card transports him to the city where Monopoly money is currency, and where the evil Parker Brothers (what, not the Waddingtons?) must be defeated.

    "It tries to incorporate all the iconic imageries -- a sports car pulls up, there's someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow," says Beddor, also mentioning recurring sight-gags with Uncle Pennybags (the guy on the box) showing up in different guises." - EO

    Pamela Pettner (Corpse Bride, Monster House,9) will write the screenplay. At the mean time, go play the monopoly now!!
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