John Hlavin Adapting “Risk” Board Game

Scribe John Hlavin (“Underworld: New Dawn,” “The Shield”) has been hired to pen the film adaptation of the board game “Risk” for Sony Pictures reports Risky Biz Blog.

Created in 1957 by French director Albert Lamorisse and picked up by Parker Brothers two years later, the Cold War-era strategy game has players fighting for world domination – battling each other to try and acquire every territory on the world map.

Sony acquired the rights to the Hasbro property back in late 2009 and began plans for a “global action thriller” based on the property. It marks one of several films based on board games currently in development at studios.