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11/19/08 1:07 P

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OMG! i could just see it too.. that's a really good idea.. or i think it could probably make a halfway decent slasher flick lol!

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11/19/08 10:06 A

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Candyland could make a really cool childrens movie.

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11/13/08 12:55 P

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"Scott apparently plans to give the film a futuristic-type feel similar to his 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner."
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The REASON it was "futuristic-type" is because it's based on the book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"--that "takes place" AFTER a bunch of nuclear destruction here on Earth---it IS set in the future...duh. And, btw, Blade Runner was a HUGE hack at the book--good in its own right, but when compared to the book, it's crap. There is SO much left out that just couldn't be (or wasn't) touched on in the movie.

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on other points, the hippo thing DID sound sorta interesting.

100MILLBUTRFLYS assessment of battleship reminds me of the Pixar short film of the old man playing chess with himself.

And Jumanji is based on a book ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumanji )...had to look it up to be sure.

Edited by: BUTTERFLY_MT at: 11/13/2008 (12:56)
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11/13/08 12:28 P

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Yeah.. i LOVED Clue!! That one was done well and was easy enough to adapt from the board game.

Actually Jumanji the game was created after the movie..if i remember right.

The hungry hungry hippos one sounds hilarious actually.. kinda like a jurassic park thing but with hippos lol!

God, hollywood must be in dire need of ideas if they're turning to board games.. though i can actually see how battleship could be turned into a movie.. just another "wargame' movie though. i could see it as 2 old rich eccentric men have nothing better to do than to create a live battleship game. the crew members are none the wiser till the end that it was all just some stupid game cuz some old codgers were bored. some cheezy ending from one of them 'you've sunk my battle ship' and it closes or whatever. good grief.

i'm glad i'm not spending money at the movies anymore..it's just to darned expensive for silly stuff like this..

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11/13/08 12:08 P

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The space movie was Zathura. It was a pretty good movie too (made by the same director of Iron Man - Jon Favreau).

They also made a movie based on Clue that had a great gimmick around multiple endings.

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11/13/08 12:03 P

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Hmm interesting...
I wonder if it will be like the game, or a story line that follows the game. Would it be more like Jumanji or that other space one? (what was that)
Trivial pursuit? what would that be like.
Some of the other suggestions are funny. I think I would rent that hippo movie.



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I was just like "What" when I read this article. How can you make a movie about a board game? I guess we will have to see. I can see the Ouiji board game being a movie but not Monopoly.

Ridley Scott To Direct 'Monopoly' Movie
Posted by Joseph Baxter - Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:12 AM
It has been announced that Ridley Scott will be assuming the director's chair for an upcoming film version of the famous board game Monopoly. Scott apparently plans to give the film a futuristic-type feel similar to his 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner.

If this sounds surreal, it is also worth noting that Universal has already lined up a number of similar projects for a long-term development deal. Ouija Board, Battleship, and Trivial Pursuit are all set to be developed similarly into feature films. (This in NOT a joke.)

So Hollywood, in the spirit of the new trend, here are my suggestions for new projects:

Hungry Hungry Hippos - In Africa, scientists lose control of genetically altered Hippopotamuses as they run rampant with an insatiable hunger, destroying everything. Inexplicably, they end up in a huge showdown in New York where effects display tons of buildings and cars getting destroyed. Then there's one "good" Hippo that comes out who's "Earth's last hope," and a generic, young, good-looking hero must make a choice amid gratuitous CGI carnage. Michael Bay to direct.

Operation - A struggling Med School student is inexplicably kidnapped and taken by Malaysian Pirates where he is forced into a deadly underground tournament circuit where the goal of the game is to remove a randomly inserted foreign object from kidnapped American tourists. While the winner becomes Emperor of Asia, the loser gets violated with a pole wrapped in barb-wire.

Connect Four - In the year 2579, Colonel Rogers Picard-Buck must lead his fighter squadron in a hopeless attack on the seemingly invincible factories of evil aliens from the planet "Sneaky, Sis." However, a new weapon has been developed to break their defenses in the form of an innovative new explosive technology that fits perfectly into the cells of their lairs. The catch? In order for them to activate, FOUR of them must be dropped in a row, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally!


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