Yes, I wrote correctly.
It’s not about “a movie inspired by Monkey Island”, but the opposite: a pre-existing movie which (most likely) Ron Gilbert and the other guys have took from, to give birth to our beloved Monkey Island game.
The movie is “IL CORSARO NERO” (literally The Black Corsair “Blackie The Pirate” in the English version). It’s an italian movie (1971). Not to be confused with the homonym movie starring Kabir Bedi (1976).
The movie I am referring to is this one, starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. (tagging @milanfahrnholz here, which I know he likes these movies).
Let’s make the pictures talk.
Please, take a seat.
You are going to see the Secret of Monkey Island. (No joking)
IL CORSARO NERO - The Images
A strange inn
Three Important-Looking Pirates
Carla was there, too
Guybrush Threepwood (actor Terence Hill)
Elain Marley (actress Silvia Monti)
Close-up of a pirate
Pirate hanging from the chandelier
LeChuck (actor Bud Spencer)
Never pay more than 20 bucks for a computer game
NOTICE: in the original movie, the plot is completely different from the game’s. In the movie there is no use of magic, voodoo, and so on.
Credits: user Giocherellone from The Monkey Island World Forum (italian community)
The complete post about this movie can be found here (in italian language)
I was authorized from that user to write this post, here in this forum.
The Secret of Monkey Island has now been revealed.