A few years ago, it looked like a movie based on the board game Settlers on Catan was on the cards. It's the sort of thing you hear about and think "Huh... that'll never go anywhere". Well it has gone somewhere — it appears Sony is in the process of "fast-tracking" production of the flick.
Variety's Dave McNary reports that Air Force One producer Gail Katz is still in the driver's seat, however a couple of new names are now attached, including Dan Lin, producer behind It: Chapter Two and writer Blaise Hemingway.
McNary's article goes on to mention the possibility of a franchise (Star Trek Catan, anyone?) and adds the following comment from Katz:
“We’re excited to be working with Sony to bring the iconic world of Catan to life,” Katz said. “As huge fans of the game, we’re struck by the endless possibilities of stories that it could inspire. 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.”
I'm still not sure how a film would play out. If the quality is up there with the Clue film, count me in. Battleship... not so much.