Risk the Next Board Game To Hit the Big Screen
11.06.09 by Ryan
Director Peter Berg is adapting Battleship for Universal, the Tron Legacy writers are working on a Ouija Board screenplay for Platinum Dunes and Paramount, so is it any wonder that Sony Pictures wants to make a movie based on the board game Risk? While former players of the game might question how it could be adapted into a movie, Columbia president Doug Belgrad told Variety that the game is a natural fit for the big screen treatment.
The strategic thinking and the tactical gambles that players must take in the game are what make Risk a classic, thoroughly engaging game. Those elements translated into an action-packed, thrilling story are what will make this a uniquely exciting movie.
Risk will be produced by actor Will Smith and producer James Lassitter's Overbrook production company. Could Smith be willing to accept an acting role in the adaptation? Well, he does have a history of success with movies that deal with powerful entities vying for total world domination...