‘Risk,’ Inevitably, Being Made Into a Movie
Nerd alert! Hasbro
Yes, the board game that you and your fellow nerd friends played in the den while your sister made so much noise in the next room is being made into a movie, and Hlavin is the man writing it.
Columbia Pictures is developing an action thriller based on the Cold
War-era strategy game, in which players form armies and use them to
attack the territories belonging to other players, and the studio is
hiring Hlavin to pen the adaptation. The game, now owned by Hasbro (also
home of Transformers and G.I. Joe--both at Paramount), was launched in the 1950s by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse (The Red Balloon). The typically hours-long game often becomes intense enough to spark conflict among the players.
Of all the board games to be made into movies, you'd have to think Risk makes the most sense: You can turn it into a global "Bourne"-like thriller with minimal effort, one would think. Though you have to account for the soundtrack to be written by Rush. We always associate the people who played Risk all the time in high school with the people who listened to Rush all the time. That makes sense, right?
'Risk' Feature Film Adaptation Lands Writer [The Hollywood Reporter]