Just weeks after it was announced “The Settlers of Catan” is being developed for film and television comes word that another popular tabletop game is heading to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has acquired the film rights to Paolo Parente’s “Dust” and its comic book tie-in for “We’re the Millers” director Rawson Marshall Thurber. Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”) is attached to produce.
“Dust” is set in a steampunk-themed version of 1947, where World War II continues and the leading powers are divided into three coalitions: the Allies, with the United States, the British Commonwealth and the French colonial empire; the Axis, which saw Germany, Japan and Italy merge following the assassination of Adolf Hitler in Operation Valkyrie; and the Sino-Soviet Union, formed by the USSR and China.THR reports that Thurber sought out Parente, an Italian fantasy artist, after seeing a copy of the “Dust” comic. Although the director is known for comedies like “We’re the Millers,” “Easy A” and “Dodgeball,” the website notes he’s been attached to such comics adaptations as “Elfquest” and “The Umbrella Academy.”
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