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‘Risk’ Board Game To Be Movietized

Risk1 Risk Board Game To Be MovietizedTells us that Sony Pictures bought the rights to make a movie based on Risk, the classic board game produced by Parker Brothers (a division of Hasbro™). No details yet on who would direct, write the script or star in such a film, so we can jump right to speculation and opinion before we get to the press release.

Sony only has to look to, , or for evidence that films based on toys/games/rides that have been popular with children can make big, big money at the box office – despite the fact that out of that same list, only Pirates received significant critical acclaim (at least the first film did) Risk doesn’t exactly stir up the same memories TMNT/Transformers/G.I. Joe does for twenty and thirty-somethings, but then, neither did Pirates. I’m no expert, but it’s hard to imagine teenagers these days stooping to the low-tech level of a board game, so Sony probably won’t get a lot of recognition-based excitement from THAT crowd.

More importantly, the film’s gonna have to be a war epic and don’t those come out all the time? If Sony were willing to take real countries and create alliances that don’t exist and pretend we’re all at war, that could be pretty cool, I guess. While I’m spouting opinion, it’s hard for me to imagine any of the action/battle scenes providing anything that we haven’t seen a million times before.

dug up this quote from Brain Goldner of Hasbro regarding the inevitable awesomeness of a Risk movie:

“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.”

Sure. also pointed us to the press release immediately following:

Sony Pictures Entertainmenthas acquired from Hasbro, Inc. the motion picture rights to produce RISK, the classic board game brand of world conquest, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be produced and developed by Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter.

Commenting on the announcement Belgrad said, “Hasbro has already seen tremendous success with Transformers and G.I. Joe and audiences have shown a great desire for films that bring to life everything that has made these franchise properties stand the test of time. 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.”


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by ThoughtCriminal

Well thats not nessisarilly true--i did contribute to the game--just silly ness really---and if there ever was a truly idiotic thing to do it would be to take a contrary cuss like me literally--get you in a world of trouble---does seem like truth is stranger then fiction--so ....if it makes it to game stage you can bet it has been--and if not---well thats why they say "intended for entertainment only".
there are those of cource to whom everything is a game--to whom the lives of troops are nothing more then pieces on a risk board. Idiocy? idiocy is me saying what i just said...all fiction and extraplation of course but a good story line me thinks---idol decadant rich playing a...

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by MakeaFnMove

All this talk about bubble head and housing head makes me wonder how many on this message board actually have some “blood” invested in this game. Making money in real estate involves risk. People that bought in 2000 had some of the same concerns that exist now like:
Can I afford the payment if I get sick?
What if there is a divorce?
What if I lose my job?
But all these what if statements lead to in action. Maybe you can look back and kick yourself for not investing in Dell or Microsoft stock during its inception. In investing, you HAVE to take a risk to reach a reward. All this data and stats and where does it lead? Analysis paralysis. Listen, here are two simple rules for bubbleheads and housingheads:
Bubbleheads: You feel the market will tank. Then...

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