Settlers of Catan to be made into a movie


The producer behind The Perfect Storm and Air Force One (among other things) has picked up the rights to make a movie out of Settlers of Catan, and seems pretty anxious to do so.

Gail Katz explained to Deadline that it was “a tremendous opportunity”, saying:

“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. The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today.”

“There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.”

Not the boardgame I would have voted Most Likely To Be Adapted Into A Movie (Arkham Horror, probably) but there you go.

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