'Settlers of Catan' Strategy Game Could Get Turned into a Movie
There's a good chance you've heard of the multiplayer strategy game The Settlers of Catan since it's sold over 22 million copies of the board game version in 30 languages across 50 countries. In addition, the game has also seen over 1.6 billion downloads for the online version. And now the game of community domination that takes place on the fictional island of Catan could be heading to the big screen. Deadline reports Gail Katz, producer of Air Force One and The Perfect Storm, has picked up the film and TV rights to the game created by Klaus Teuber with the hope to transfer it to a new medium for a different kind of entertainment.
Katz is a fan of the game, and explains how she came to love it:
“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.”
For those who don't know, the game finds players becoming settlers who must collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. Settlers of Catan is big on college campuses right now and has been sweeping the nation, even becoming an obsession of the Green Bay Packers. It's early days on a project like this since the rights were just picked up, but fans may be happy with just the prospect of a movie. However, this seems like the kind of story that would be better as a TV series like "Game of Thrones." But for now, you can just enjoy the game and wait to see what happens.