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"There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.”

Air Force One producer snaps up film and TV rights to Settlers of Catan

Gail Katz, producer of films including Air Force One, The Perfect Storm and Bicentennial Man, has acquired the film and TV rights to hit boardgame Settlers of Catan.

In Settlers of Catan, players strive to become the dominant community on the fictional island of Catan.

“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,” said Katz. 

“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.”

Created by Klaus Teuber, Settlers of Catan has sold more than 22 million copies in 30 languages.

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