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Business Insider published an article this week announcing a new movie in the works…and with this title for the article:

If you weren’t convinced Hollywood has run out of ideas — here’s your proof.

It appears that Hasbro and Lionsgate are joining forces to bring to captivated audiences everywhere the latest film based on a board game intellectual property–arguably, THE board game IP.

In summary, here is the plot of the Monopoly Movie:

The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. It’s about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and, of course, avoiding Jail time!

The movie concept has been discussed since 2008, and now it appears that Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show”) will be handling the screenplay.  No release date has yet been announced for the film.

It could be hoped that if we are to have a movie based on the famous Monopoly board game, they can deliver a cinematic delight at least on par with the classic “Clue” movie.

We shall see.

For the official press release, click here.

Gail Katz (Image from Deadline.com)

Gail Katz (Image from Deadline.com)

Settlers of Catan, known officially now as simply Catan, could possibly be attributed as the game that brought the world into a new century of tabletop gaming possibilities.  Now, twenty years after designer Klaus Teuber gave it birth, Catan has brought hours of exploration, trading, and civilization building fun to living rooms all around the world.

One such home that has become permeated with the iconic game of hex tiles and wooden bits is that of Hollywood producer Gail Katz (The Perfect Storm, Air Force One).  Ever since her college-aged children introduced her to the game, she has wanted to see an adaptation of the game come to the big screen.

“The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today,” says Katz.  “There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.”

Katz has obtained the TV and film rights to Catan, and therefore now has an opportunity to see a dramatization of the game come to life.

To read more about this story, visit Deadline’s article here.