Settlers of Catan Is Going to Be a Movie or TV Show or Something Else That’s Not a Board Game

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Get ready for the wild world of asset hoarding and resource management to come to Hollywood: Deadline reports that producer Gail Katz has bought the rights to Settlers of Catan, in the hopes of turning the German board game into a film or TV show. "I’ve been wanting to see an adaptation of the game for years, ever since my Catan-obsessed college-aged kids introduced me to it," Katz said in a statement. "The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting, and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today. There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative." If this ends up happening, Catan would be the third major board-game project to hit screens recently, after Battleship became Battleship and Ticket to Ride became Wild Wild West.