Screenwriter Hired for Film Adaptation of RISK Board Game

     June 9, 2011


If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for a film version of Hasbro’s never-ending board game Risk, well today’s your day. Columbia Pictures has tapped John Hlavin (Underworld: New Dawn) to pen the screenplay for the adaptation of the strategy game. Risky Business reports that the film version will be an action thriller set in modern day. I’m not entirely sure how a film can be resemble the game, unless you cut-away from battle scenes set on Earth to giants in space moving pieces around and yelling at each other over accusations of cheating. That’s a movie I would see. Hlavin wrote a couple of episodes of FX’s The Shield and also penned the Western revenge thriller The Gunslinger which James Mangold is directing.

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