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Monopoly Movie Hires The Truman Show Writer

3 July 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

A while ago, Ridley Scott was developing a big screen version of the "Monopoly" board game. Apparently that project fell apart, but now comes word that Lionsgate has teamed with Hasbro to give the property another shot. Lionsgate will finance the film and has hired Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) to write the script. "Monopoly" is being envisioned as a family-friendly tentpole. The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on an adventure-filled journey. It's about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and avoiding jail time. Monopoly has been played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries and has been translated into 47 different languages, according to Hasbro. »

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The Monopoly Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

2 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of all the absurd ideas for commercially motivated films based on known properties, the long-gestating Monopoly movie certainly distinguishes itself as one of the most prominent. However, it appears that after a nixed summer shoot, the board of this prospective big-budget game bonanza has been reset with the acquisition of a new scriptwriter, revealing an intriguing family-friendly direction. In an official announcement from the film's financier, Lionsgate, it was revealed that screenwriter Andrew Niccol has been tapped to pen the Monopoly script. Niccol is known as the rather eclectically focused scribe behind the groundbreaking Jim Carrey concept comedy, The Truman Show, dystopic sci-fi vehicle, Gattaca, Tom Hanks dramedy, The Terminal, and the 2013 failed Ya tent-pole attempt, The Host. The acquisition indicates a possibly wholesome direction for the Monopoly film. According to the film's official description: The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community »

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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

- Brian Welk

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Andrew Niccol penning Monopoly movie for Lionsgate and Hasbro

2 July 2015 2:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hasbro is moving forward with its long-planned feature film based upon the classic board game Monopoly, with Variety reporting that the toy manufacturer has partnered up with Lionsgate for the project, which will be scripted by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show). The film will revolved around “a boy from the game’s modest Baltic Avenge on a quest to make a fortune.”

“Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game. »

- Gary Collinson

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Monopoly movie lands The Truman Show writer

1 July 2015 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Monopoly movie is active again, as Lionsgate hires Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca) to pen the script...

It was back in 2008 that we first heard word of plans to make a movie out of the board game Monopoly. At that stage, it looked like it was going to be a directorial project for Ridley Scott, but as his slate filled up with lots of other films, it seemed as though Monopoly had been quietly forgotten about.

Hasbro, however, has other ideas. In conjunction with Lionsgate, the project has been resurrected, and Andrew Niccol - he of The Truman Show and Gattaca fame - has been hired to pen the screenplay for the new film.

Lionsgate wants Monopoly to be a "big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families, and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game".

And if you're still scratching your head wondering how »

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Andrew Niccol to script Lionsgate's Monopoly movie

1 July 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Believe it or not, but after the failure of Battleship, Hasbro is not convinced that board game adaptations are a bad idea. Despite Universal and Ridley Scott no longer being involved in making Monopoly happen, Hasbro's own movie production company Allspark Pictures will still bring the financial game to the big screen. Partnering with Lionsgate, the film now has Gattaca and The Truman Show... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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‘Monopoly’ passes Go for Hasbro, Lionsgate

1 July 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has struck a deal with the toy manufacturer to adapt the beloved board game and has brought on Andrew Niccol.

Lionsgate will finance what it said would be “visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure.”

Niccol will write the screenplay about a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses Chance and Community on a quest to seek his fortune.

Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will produce. Monopoly was previously set up at Emmett/Furla and before that Hasbro had an overall deal at Universal Pictures.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig.

Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Andrew Niccol To Write Screenplay for Lionsgate’s Monopoly

1 July 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring the iconic game Monopoly to the big screen with Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) writing the screenplay.

Produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures, Lionsgate will finance the movie.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”

“As we’ve seen with our other movies and television series, Hasbro’s brands are terrific »

- Michelle McCue

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Monopoly Movie Passes Go with Lionsgate, Hasbro, and Screenwriter Andrew Niccol

1 July 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The latest movie adaptation news out of Hasbro's impressive collection of properties concerns Monopoly, the family-favorite board game that teaches financial management and the brutal practice of capitalism. Hasbro Allspark Pictures will be producing the picture (ie the player) with Lionsgate now coming onboard to provide financing (ie the banker). In addition to this partnership, Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) has been set to pen the adaptation, which is expected to center on a boy from the game's budget-priced Baltic Avenue who sets out into the world to make his fortune. [caption id="attachment_385963" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Hasbro[/caption] Variety reports on the progress of Monopoly, though there's little mention of Emmett/Furla, the production company that previously acquired the rights to the board game adaptation from Hasbro. They've been trying to get the project off the ground since  2013. This past January, producer Randall Emmett said that he expected to announce a cast and director soon, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Hasbro’s Monopoly Movie Passes Go At Lionsgate

1 July 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the unseemly footsteps of Battleship and Ouija, Lionsgate and Hasbro are teaming for a big-screen adaptation of the board game Monopoly, originally created over a century ago by a Georgist hoping to emphasize the benefits of wealth creation over concentrating land in privately held monopolies. Needless to say, that rich history won’t be making an appearance. This is Hollywood, after all.

Andrew Niccol (The Truman ShowGattaca) will pen a script for the family-friendly tentpole, which the studios call “a film for all ages, visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure.”

It will center on a young boy who uses both Chance and Community (whatever the hell that means) in hopes of striking it rich. As he goes, the boy learns a lot about making his own luck, the true meaning of wealth and staying out of jail (excuse me while I’ll pour one »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Lionsgate Lines Up 'Monopoly' Movie with Hasbro and Andrew Niccol Writing

1 July 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Lionsgate announced this morning they are resurrecting a film adaptation of the board game Monopoly, a project Ridley Scott was attempting to get off the ground for many years to no avail. The studio is teaming with Hasbro on the project and have brought aboard Andrew Nicool (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) to write the screenplay, no word yet on whether or not he will also direct. "Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in 'Monopoly' that has multigenerational appeal," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig in a press release. "Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, »

- Brad Brevet

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Monopoly movie passes Go as Andrew Niccol hired to write script

1 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Truman Show scriptwriter will take charge of board-game film after Ridley Scott exits project

It’s been rumoured for years, with Ridley Scott previously attached, but the Monopoly movie should finally go into production in 2015.

Andrew Niccol, best known for writing and directing the 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca, has been hired to write the script. It’s not yet known how much it will take from the original version worked on by Frank Beddor, the producer of There’s Something About Mary. That iteration of the script saw a Monopoly obsessive find his world transformed into the game.

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- Benjamin Lee

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‘Monopoly’ Movie In Works As Lionsgate Teams With Hasbro

1 July 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Here’s a concept that just passed “Go.” Lionsgate says it is teaming with Hasbro to create a movie based on Monopoly, the board game developed more than a century ago to illustrate a Progressive critique of economic concentration. Lionsgate will finance the movie and co-produce it with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures. The screenplay will come from Andrew Niccol, whose credits include The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. They say that this will be “a film for all ages… »

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‘Monopoly’ Movie Going Forward With Lionsgate

1 July 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate and Hasbro are teaming up on a Monopoly movie and have tapped Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show”) to write the screenplay.

Lionsgate and Hasbro Allspark Pictures will produce and Lionsgate will finance the film, which centers on a boy from the game’s modest Baltic Avenue on a quest to make a fortune.

“Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig.

Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as ‘The Truman Show,’ ‘Gattaca’ and ‘The Terminal,'” Feig added. “He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”

The companies noted that »

- Dave McNary

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Hasbro's 'Monopoly' Movie Moves to Lionsgate

1 July 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A movie version of the Monopoly board game is getting another go around the board — this time at Lionsgate. The popular Hasbro property and long-gestating project most recently had been in development with Emmett/Furla Films but has now moved to Lionsgate, which will finance the movie. Read More Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos Movies in the Works Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) will write the screenplay for the big-screen adaptation, which will be produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures. "Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios

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- Tatiana Siegel

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‘Monopoly’ Movie Advances Directly to Go by Lionsgate, Hasbro

1 July 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Monopoly, the popular property trading board game, is headed to big screen, Lionsgate and board game manufacturer Hasbro announced Wednesday. Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show,” “Gattaca,” “The Terminal”) will write the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures. Lionsgate will finance the movie. The story will center on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. Along the way he will have to make his own luck, »

- Joe Otterson

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Under The Dome season 3 episodes 1 & 2 review: Move On & But I’m Not

27 June 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Under The Dome is back with a ponderous double-length season 3 opener, which is already squandering its sci-fi potential...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 Move On & 3.2 But I’m Not

Credit where it’s due. There were decent sci-fi ideas in Under The Dome’s season three opener: the cocoons, the alternate world, the strangle-happy alien disguised as a mild-mannered dead teen. Granted, they weren’t original sci-fi ideas, but they had potential. More potential at least than the tedious romances and ‘I love you/I’ve shot you!’ familial conflicts that pass for emotional drama round these parts.

But like a toddler first learning how to tell a joke, this show just can’t stop fluffing its punchlines. Under The Dome squandered every bit of promise the fake world concept had in record-breaking time, by a line uttered in the episode’s opening minutes. “We hope it takes us home,” said »

- louisamellor

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Hadley Freeman interview: 80s movies, Eddie Murphy, Lucas

3 June 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Heathers, John Hughes, Back To The Future, Nora Ephron, Coming To America and more, as we chat 80s movies with Hadley Freeman...

Hadley Freeman's latest book has harnessed her love of 80s movies, and gone into detail about just why they work so well. Entitled Life Moves Pretty Fast, you won't be surprised to hear that Ferris Bueller's Day Off features in there. But then so does Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future and Eddie Murphy.

So what makes 80s movies so special? That seemed a logical place to start, as we caught up with Hadley for a chat...

Can I start by throwing a paraphrased movie quote at you? That line in The Truman Show about accepting the reality with which we're presented? At what point did you come to accept and realise that the movies of the 80s were so special to you? As you grew up with them, »

- simonbrew

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Good Kill movie review: American droner

15 May 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

There are important issues running through this, but the film forgets to be sufficiently engaging in the course of being Significant. I’m “biast” (pro): like Andrew Niccol

I’m “biast” (con): …though he keeps failing to measure up to his earliest work

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s desert warfare, but not as we’ve known it. From a room in the sands of suburban Las Vegas, drone pilots kill people in different deserts half a world away. It sounds like science fiction — and given that Good Kill is from writer-director Andrew Niccol, of The Truman Show and Gattaca and The Host fame, you might be forgiven for thinking that that’s what it is. But this is based on reality; in fact, it’s set half a decade ago, in 2010. Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke: Boyhood) is a former combat pilot »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Interview: Good Kill, Director Andrew Niccol Discusses The View From Above

14 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With the drone warfare drama, Good Kill, opening in Canada and the Us this week, I had a chance to speak with director Andrew Niccol about the film briefly over the phone. But it was a very dense conversation that offers some insight as to what was keeping him up at night while making the film.The New Zealand born filmmaker has spend most of his career working in Hollywood as a writer (The Truman Show, The Terminal) and double-hyphenate director (Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time). Much like the voice of his films, there is a pragmatic, down-to-earth manner in his conversational tone balanced with a further-reaching inquiry as to what is right and what is wrong with us as we continue to barrel full...

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