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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, boy. So it looks like Hollywood isn’t anywhere near done exploiting certain board games for potential films. We’d hoped that the Battleship movie would have been a sign, but we suppose not. According to THR, Sony is working to adapt the board game into a potential franchise starer.

They were currently in negotiations to acquire the rights and work alongside producer Gail Katz, who is best known for The Perfect Storm. Also on board to produce are IT’s Dan Lin and Death Note’s Jonathan Eirich.

On board to write the film is Blaise Hemingway. Hemingway is an interesting writer, because if you look through his IMDB page, you’ll notice he only has three features to his credit, none of them have been completed yet, and all of them — including Settlers of Catan — are based on preexisting toy properties like Playmobil, and Ugly Dolls. Clearly, he had an in somewhere with toy manufacturers, because without a single feature credit to his name, he’s locked down all three.

For those who don’t know, Settlers of Catan is a strategy board game, where players compete for land and resources.

We’re sure there’s a good story in there somewhere, but man is it weird how far these studios are stretching for content.

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SOURCE: THR

  • Brian Moran

    …There’s a PLAYMOBIL movie in development?!

    • Victor Roa

      I was just about to type that in

  • Fidel A. Finem

    These days the “Hollywood Treatment” doesn’t sound all that great.

  • Kronx

    I’d rather see a Cones of Dunshire movie.

  • TheOct8pus

    I love movies based on board games!! I hope they adapt backgammon soon….

    • Kindofabigdeal

      No way, I’d rather see Chess: The Movie. Starring Dewayne Johnson as The Rook. A brute who mans a Tower in the Light Kingdom. When the Dark Kindom invades led by the King (John Malkovich) and his powerful Queen (Charlize Theron) Rook must rally the forces. A brave young Knight (Oscar Isaac) and two foolish pawns (Jack Black, Patton Oswalt) join him in defense of the Light King (Kevin Spacey). While this is going on the Bishop (James Franco) conspires with the Queen (Jennifer Lawrence) to overthrow the White King. Also starring Sir Patrick Stewart as the Dark Knight and Robert Downey Jr. as the Dark Bishop.

      • TheOct8pus

        Please, take my money…. go make this….

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.