It has been roughly two years since the Monopoly the movie was first mentioned and back then it was suggested that Ridley Scott could be set to direct it. Back in 2009, Scott Bedder revealed how he had pitched the idea to Ridley Scott, who was very excited by the prospect of helming the project.
Bedder said, "I created a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he's not very good at his job but he's great at playing Monopoly." The character falls asleep one night, only to wake in a Monopoly world where he must beat "The evil Parker Brothers" to get back to the real world.
Bedder added, "It was that pitch, that's where Sir Ridley got excited. After I pitched it to him, he put out his hand and said, 'What do I have to be part of this movie?'" Since the pitch, Bedder has written the actual story, which has been adapted to a screenplay by Pamela Pettler. Monopoly the movie is currently in active development and hope to star production next year with a likely release sometime in 2014.