A movie based on the Monkey Island games was once very close to being reality. A script was in development and Steven Spielberg was going to produce. Spielberg had asked Ted Elliot to help with the story. Unfortunatly, the MI movie never saw the light of day and a few years later Ted Elliot wrote ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’.
If you’ve seen the movie it’s not hard to imagine that Elliot borrowed a few things from his Monkey Island script. All this is not officially confirmed by any parties of course, but many details have surfaced over the years. An interesting fact is also that the fourth PotC movie, which is currently filming, is based on the book ‘On Stranger Tides’ from which Ron Gilbert also drew inspiration for the original Monkey Island games.
Check out the article for the Monkey Island movie and let’s hope we’ll see it one day.