We Might Get a Settlers of Catan Movie
The Perfect Storm and Air Force One producer buys the board game's movie and TV rights.
Gail Katz, the producer of The Perfect Storm, Air Force One, and other movies, has acquired the movie and television rights for the board game The Settlers of Catan.
“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,” Katz said in a statement. “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.”
This doesn't mean we're guaranteed to see a Settlers of Catan movie or TV show, but the producer wouldn't acquire the rights if she didn't intend to do something with them.
The Settlers of Catan is a German-style board game first designed by Klaus Teuber. It's a classic resource management game, in which players compete to build settlements, cities, and roads across the island of Catan, which is divided into hexagonal tiles.
The board game has been adapted into a video game before on Xbox Live Arcade and Nintendo DS as Catan. You can also download Catan to your iOS device from the iTunes App Store for $5.
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