Settlers of Catan Is Getting a Movie Adaptation

'Settlers of Catan' Movie Adaptation in the Works at Sony (EXCLUSIVE)

Producer Gail Katz (The Perfect Storm, Pawn Sacrifice) acquired the film rights to adapt the boardgame back in 2015, and now Variety reports that Sony Pictures is on board with the project. The project will be overseen by Andrea Giannetti (Inferno, Passengers) for Columbia. Thus, Sony sees vast potential, and has hopes of constructing a possible multi film franchise from the game's world. 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. "It's not every day that you have the opportunity to work in a world beloved by millions of people, and expand its story for the screen".

Created by Klaus Teuber, the Setters of Catan was first released in 1996. The Settlers of Catan is a classic, one of the most important tabletop games ever made, but is there even a movie in there?

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In the board game, players are pitted against each other on an island (Catan) of very limited resources.

If you're a board game aficionado, you know what The Settlers of Catan (and no, I'm not prepared to just call it just Catan yet) is all about. A short film titled The Lord of Catan starring Amy Acker (Angel, Person of Interest, The Gifted) and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) was released in 2014 and featured a married couple taking their rivalry over a game of Settlers of Catan to apocalyptic proportions. 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. But Peter Berg's 2012 Battleship - not so much. 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.

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