There hasn’t been a lot of success for board game movie adaptations but Hollywood is evidently keen to buck the trend with Monopoly. The world’s best-selling board game will apparently get an origins movie treatment chronicling how the Parker Brothers and now Hasbro owned game came to be.
According to reports, the Monopoly movie will be a loose adaptation of The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, which traces back the game’s history. Another book, The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle will also serve as additional source material for the film.
Strangely enough though, this isn’t the only Monopoly movie that’s being developed. Hasbro is also putting together a bigger blockbuster treatment for its board game. This of course means that Monopoly could entail a more action-oriented comedic appeal. But Hasbro would be wise to tread carefully on this one seeing their previous board game movie adaptation; Battleship didn’t fare so well at the box-office.