Is it me or are Hollywood trying to make everything into a film these days? I mean take an article I was reading in the new edition of Empire (issue no. 239). Universal has signed a 6 year deal with Hasbro to make films about its board games, and they are already re-imagining multi-million dollar versions of Battleships, Cluedo, Stretch Armstrong and even Monopoly!
This isn’t even a laughing matter, as Michael Bay, Gore Verbinski AND Ridley Scott have signed on to do Battleships, Cleudo and Monopoly each. I mean its sounds crazy in the first place, but since these three Hollywood uber-directors have signed on, it was like hearing Christian Bale signing up for Terminator Salvation, after hearing McG would be directing it.
So do you think Hollywood have made the right move? Would you go and see them? Or would you rather play the games… All I’ll say is that I’m willing to give it a chance.