Everyone's favourite board game brought to life. I'm talking like the PIXELS movie that is coming out soon. The monopoly man is the villain who traps a group of friends inside the movie. The become the pieces they play and bankruptcy takes on a scarier form than ever. A movie that will never happen... but what if it did?
So The Monopoly Man (MM for short) is a tricky villain who traps people inside his game. He transports his victims into a alternate dimension where the board has grown to the to be life size. The people roll for their lives as friendships are truly ruined to see who can survive the longest.
Our group of four friends has a weekend to themselves. Little do they know what is really in store. They choose characters: the thimble, the Iron, the Battleship, and the Wheelbarrow. As the first roll hits the board to decide who rolls first the are transported to a life size monopoly board. MM appears and gives them the gist of what is happening. They are playing for their lives, and the Chance and Community Chest cards have been altered for maximum enjoyment. All rules apply he says. They'll will the normal set amount to start with. One asks if there will be a electronic banker and MM laughs and says a witty line.
The Game begins. Friends are put against friends in an epic live action sequence of Monopoly. When you go to jail you are beaten half to death by the cop. Free Parking is still the safest place on the board. When You go bankrupt then you must pay with your life. The Thimble eventually wins but the Monopoly man cannot be beaten. The thimble finds a way to escape through broadway, but has no friends left to play with. He finds his relatives and says... "Do you want to play a game."
So thats all fun and games right. Who should play these characters? Here we go.
Tom Hardy's rugged good looks would make him perfect to play the badass, most popular character of the Battleship. He'd need to be outgoing and strong and a bit of an adrenaline junkie. If this movie ever happens I'd love to see him be the one.
Most of you will recognise this face. Although a little too cute to be the rock solid, silent yet strong type the Iron should be. I feel confident in his talent to pull something off like this. Dylan O'Brien would be a great addition to this movie.
I think Anthony Mackie would be great for this role. The Wheelbarrow should be supportive, nice and funny. Not the leader of the pack, but an all around nice guy who is always there when you need him. Much like the Falcon that he plays in the Captain America movies.
Jennifer Lawrence. America's Sweetheart. The Thimble should be a shy character that slowly grows in confidence until she unexpectedly wins it all. Much like her role in the hunger games. Instead of giving you reasons why she should be, give me a reason why shouldn't play the thimble.
The Monopoly Man
The antagonist of our story should be quick, witty, and malignant. These are all things I've seen him exhibit in the past. The Monopoly Man would be a great role for him. And if he said no, then maybe Adam Sandler as a second choice.
Owen Wilson as a police officer who beats people up and is comic relief. How awesome is that. What better role could you give him. I love this guy, man.