Sony Acquires film rights to Risk

Once again a popular product will be attached to a film purely for the purpose of brand recognition. This will join Monopoly, viewmaster and Battleship as the plotless toy making the leap to the big screen.

Sony has bought the rights to a Risk film.

WorstPreviews shares:

Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to the classic board game “Risk,” which was invented in 1957 by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse as “La Conquete du Monde” (Conquest of the World). Two years later, in 1959, Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro) published the game we all came to know as “Risk.”

Now that is interesting indeed. I had no idea that Risk was originally invented by a film maker. Perhaps this will be more about the story of how Risk got made, but its likely to be loosely tied to the premise of the game and giving us a war strategy film.

Maybe it will be like War Games meets Jumanji where some kids are playing the game unwittingly controlling a real war.

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4 thoughts on “Sony Acquires film rights to Risk

  1. I’m all for a “TWISTER” film with Kim Kardashian and Megan Foxx all oiled up and ready for a game vs. Angelina and that Leighton chick from Gossip Girl..
    that I would pay 3-D dollars to see in Imax

  2. “How Risk got made” actually sounds more interesting if they treat it like a ‘war strategy’ outline…combined with based on a true story. I think there’s some possibilities there.

    Anything else is a waste of money, effort and time. A pattern is forming here: “you (rival studio) have your board game to movie, I will have mine!” and before long the only two board games left will be Scrabble and Sorry.

    Look—Candyland and Chutes N Ladders, stuff like that, I can understand. Stuff like that could be a prod designer’s pipe dream, and a fantasy world created and realized, family films and whatnot. The 2210 A.D. version of Risk might fall into this area, but that’s a stretch.

    I don’t see the movie “Risk” happening. It’ll be in development, kick around here and there, but I predict that it will go nowhere.

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