Hasbro Monopoly movie has found new life at Lionsgate, the company announced today. Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca) is writing the screenplay for Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, with Lionsgate providing financing.
"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, 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 for creating engaging stories and appealing characters that speak to audiences of all ages, and together with Lionsgate we will bring Monopoly to life on the big screen," said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro. "Monopoly is one of the most popular games of all time, and it will translate into a film with tremendous global appeal and marketability based on a script being deftly written by the remarkable Andrew Niccol."
Monopoly will be an all ages film, with a story that centers 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.