Screen Junkies » risk http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:52:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Chances Of A ‘Risk’ Movie Have Improved http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-chances-of-a-risk-movie-have-improved/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-chances-of-a-risk-movie-have-improved/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:28:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215622 They've decided to write a script. That's a good start!!

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Risk seems to be pulling itself out of the depths of Development Hell by assigning a writer and it’s a good one too!! As most movies tend to need a script, producers at Sony and Overbrook Entertainment saw fit to hire screenwriter John Hlavin to move the game pieces across the board in a dramatic fashion. The writer is best known for his Black List approved script, The Gunslinger. That film remains to be produced but you can see his work when Underworld: New Dawn opens next year.

You may be quick to dismiss this project due to the fact it is based on a board game. But did you know that the game itself was invented by film maker Albert Lamorisse, the French director of The Red Balloon? Plus, the material could very well loan itself to an exciting storyline. So please, I urge you, hold your judgment until it is announced they are shoe-horning aliens into the plot. (Deadline)

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‘Risk’ Is Latest Board Game To Never Become A Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/risk-is-latest-board-game-to-never-become-a-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/risk-is-latest-board-game-to-never-become-a-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The game of global domination has a new uphill battle: development hell. Sony and Overbrook Entertainment, Big Willy Smith's company, added Risk to the slew of board game big screen adaptations that are in the works. Lately Hollywood has had board game fever, buying up Candyland, Monopoly, and Battleship just to name a few. How many of these will actually become living, breathing movies? All depends on how much play money the execs are willing to deal out... According to Hasbro, Risk was the first board game to offer nonlinear movement as players compete on a map of the world by amassing armies and conquering territory. For the film, I think the nonlinear movement rule should be revoked and characters can only move in rigid, straight lines. It makes obsolutely no sense, and the battle sequences will be severly hampered by it, but damn if it won't be bloody. Personally, my bets are on Ukraine. Ukraine is not weak!  [THR]

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The game of global domination has a new uphill battle: development hell. Sony and Overbrook Entertainment, Big Willy Smith’s company, added Risk to the slew of board game big screen adaptations that are in the works. Lately Hollywood has had board game fever, buying up Candyland, Monopoly, and Battleship just to name a few. How many of these will actually become living, breathing movies? All depends on how much play money the execs are willing to deal out…

According to Hasbro, Risk was the first board game to offer nonlinear movement as players compete on a map of the world by amassing armies and conquering territory. For the film, I think the nonlinear movement rule should be revoked and characters can only move in rigid, straight lines. It makes obsolutely no sense, and the battle sequences will be severly hampered by it, but damn if it won’t be bloody. Personally, my bets are on Ukraine. Ukraine is not weak! 

[THR]

 

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Risk http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/risk/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/risk/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2009 19:43:48 +0000 Reza F. Big screen adaptation of the sprawling board game.

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Big screen adaptation of the sprawling board game.

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