Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the film rights to “Settlers of Catan,” the acclaimed board game, with plans to launch a potential franchise.
The Klaus Teuber-designed tabletop strategy game, which has sold 25 million copies, has been credited as sparking the current resurgence in board games.
Set on the fictional island of Catan, the goal is to dominate as much of the land as possible by building settlements and roads based on your available resources.
Blaise Hemingway will write the screenplay while Gail Katz (“The Perfect Storm”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie”) and Jonathan Eirich are attached to produce.
Source: Heat Vision