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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