Settlers of Catan Movie on the Way From Sony

Angelo Anderson
October 13, 2017

The popular Settlers of Catan board game is about to takeover the big screen.

"We're excited to be working with Sony to bring the iconic world of Catan to life", Katz said in a statement. According to the trade, the Catan movie is being fast-tracked by Sony in hopes it can launch a film franchise. Katz acquired the rights to the board game in 2015, and Sony Pictures is now negotiating to acquire those rights.

Katz will be acting as producer alongside Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie, IT) and Jonathan Eirich (Netflix's Death Note), with Blaise Hemingway (Shooter) tapped to pen the screenplay. Meanwhile, Andrea Giannetti is eyed by #Sony Pictures to work on the project for Columbia. He added that he was also a huge fan of the game and he believed on the endless opportunities that the movie will inspire its viewers, Entertainment Weekly reported. Upon its original release in 1995, game critics in Germany honored Catan with its prestigious game of the year award. Since then, it has branched out into hundred of additional expansion and companion games while Catan tournaments have popped up around the world. The game heavily revolves around resource management as you attempt to build roads, settlements and cities toward domination of the island. It is also available to play on gaming and mobile platforms.

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.

The game, which was originally designed by Klaus Teuber, has the goal of creating a dominant community in the ever-changing island of Catan. Recent offerings include Battleship (2012), Ouija (2014) and its sequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016).

Perhaps, the movie producer feels privileged by the opportunity to share " Settlers of Catan" with billions of people around the world.

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