This past year the game Battleship was the inspiration for a mega budget movie. Several other adaptations are in the works including Monopoly and Ouija. I’ve jumped on this bandwagon and picked five games I think will make excellent movies.
This was a lot of fun. Expect to see a sequel to this list in the future.
Settlers of Catan
I’ve been waiting for this adaptation for years. Villages trying to expand into each other’s territories, communities desperate for supplies begging friends and enemies alike for help, bartering, trading….add in a damsel in distress and this game is a bona fide block buster.
Killer Bunnies (and the Quest for the Magic Carrot)
The title of this game alone makes me think a movie adaptation would get a lot of Internet buzz similar to “Snakes on a Plane”. I’m guessing the plot would involve demonic bunnies trying to kill people to capture the magic carrot, sounds like the perfect date night movie. I’m calling it right now: cast Samuel L. Jackson and this one is golden.
This is an obscure little card game with the object of executing the villains to the French revolution. I don’t think the executioners’ stories have ever been told and certainly a compelling script is in there somewhere. Marie Antoinette and the gang desperately trying to postpone their executions…sounds like an epic!
A team of scientists as they desperately try to keep several strains of deadly diseases from wiping out the world. This story would feature the diverse locals all over the world just like the board game. Talk about a summer blockbuster.
A group of treasure hunters must find 4 priceless icons on a remote island. One major problem…the island is quickly sinking. Will they be able to find the treasure and get out on time? Hopefully they’re able to find a helicopter and maybe some extra sandbags!
Which board games are you dying to see portrayed on the big screen?