Ridley Scott’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic boardgame Monopoly has been the butt of many jokes since it was first announced. According to Scott:
I took the approach of thinking of the main character falling down the rabbit hole into a place called Monopoly City. 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 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.
If that plot summary leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Just about everyone was confused when Scott discussed his involvement and the bizarre, Jumanji-like plot summary. While the projected release date for Monopoly is sometime in 2012, work on the project seems to have slowed down considerably, so who knows when – if ever – it will see the light of day. But thanks to Funny or Die, we can at least get an idea of what Scott’s Monopoly movie will be like in this mock trailer…which pretty well follows Scott’s plot description perfectly. Essentially it’s Tron Legacy meets Wall Street. I’d watch it…I guess.