Klaus Teuber’s wildly popular board game The Settlers of Catan is currently being looked at as a possible movie franchise.
Of course, things didn’t go all that well the last time a major studio attempted to adapt a board game into a movie for theatrical, but some Hollywood execs are apparently willing to take a chance and roll the dice with another title. (See what we did there?)
THR reports that Sony is in negotiations to acquire the rights to Settlers of Catan, the massively successful strategic board game, with an eye on building a new film franchise. Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) and Jonathan Eirich are attached to produce, with Blaise Hemingway signing on to pen the screenplay. Hemingway doesn’t have any major studio credits yet, although it appears that he is also working on a Playmobil film adaptation, too.
Debuting in 1995, Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer tabletop strategy game designed by Klaus Teuber, set on a fictional island where participants attempt to build settlements and other projects that allow them to dominate the landscape. The game has since seen numerous expansions and spin-offs, going on to sell over 25 million copies in nearly 40 languages.
No release window or names attached to star have been announced, but expect that to change in the near future.
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