Now comes word that Sony is making a deal to acquire them and turn the game into a film. The game board representing the island is composed of hexagonal tiles (hexes) of different land types which are laid out randomly at the beginning of each game. And while this is probably the most famous designer board game in the world, considered the classic gateway game for people looking to dip their toe into the hobby beyond Risk and Monopoly and Sorry, this is also downright weird.
"#Settlers Of Catan", a movie based on a popular board game, is apparently in the works with Sony Pictures.
At present, it's believed that the film will be produced by Gail Katz (Air Force One, The Perfect Storm), Dan Lin (It, Sherlock Holmes, The Lego Movie), and Jonathan Elrich (Netflix's Death Note). Blaise Hemingway, whose auspicious credits include the upcoming Ugly Dolls movie and the "Untitled Playmobil Movie", has been hired to write the screenplay.
A feature based on the popular board gameSettlers of Catan is in the works at Sony. 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.
If you haven't heard of Settlers, there's a good chance that you've encountered it in some TV shows.
"Settlers of Catan" is a tabletop strategy game in which players build roads, settlements, and cities on the fiction island of Catan, using various resources like brick and lumber. And while it took a few decades, Catan is finally available in big box retailers, where it is sold alongside the flimsy and dated likes of Risk and Scrabble. At the time, Katz said, "I've been wanting to see an adaptation of the game for years, ever since my Catan-obsessed college-aged kids introduced me to it".
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