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RISK feature film gets a writer

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
June 9th, 2011

I think everyone has their stories about the game of Risk. Whether it be that their family and friends played it incessantly, or they played it once for about twenty minutes then switched it out for Mousetrap. My experience was the latter until my teens rolled around and a good friend of mine had a STAR WARS version that was much more interesting to play than the original.

Most people do love Risk though, and they will be happy to know that the feature film version now has a writer on board.

Screenwriter John Hlavin, who most recently wrote UNDERWORLD: NEW DAWN which will be released in January, is now the man to bring RISK to life. The film is being made by Columbia, and is said to be an action thriller. It is also interesting to note that Hasbro currently owns the game. Hasbro are also the owners of Transformers and G.I. Joe, two properties that have very popular film adaptations already.

The only thing that makes this film hard to get behind is the uncertainty of how this will really be a RISK movie, not just a war movie with the title. If they can find some sort of creative way to make this both, then I'll instantly be more interested. Otherwise, we can just hope that it is a good war movie on its own right. I'm sure we'll know more about the direction of the film as it approaches production.

Source The Hollywood Reporter

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