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Big Board Game Makes The Leap to the Big Screen

Big Board Game Makes The Leap to the Big Screen

With the prevalence of films adapted from comic books, video games, novels, and–well, anything really, it was only a matter of time until we got another board game-inspired film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers has won the rights for Monsterpocalypse, a collectible miniatures game published by Privateer Press. Monsterpocalypse is a monster vs. monster takedown as players make their way across cities, knocking down buildings, and wreaking strategic havoc in general.

While it’s too early to speculate exactly what the film will look like, fans made a fan trailer a few years ago for the film they imagined and are probably still hoping for. Check it out:

Obviously, the audience is certainly ready for a film. In 2010, fan site Team Covenant began hosting yearly Monsterpocalypse conventions for fans of the game to get together. The conventions featured tournaments, panels, and more. So we can expect more conventions in the future now, right?

The upcoming film is slated to be directed by Fede Alvarez (2012’s Evil Dead film), although there were earlier versions of the project that fell through with Tim Burton and John August attached. As with anything in Hollywood, it isn’t a sure thing. But as Hollywood searches to discover their next big franchise hit, could Monsterpocalypse be just the film they’ve been looking for? And what will this mean for even more films inspired by board games in the future?

What games do you want to see translated to the big screen? Let us know in the comments!

H/T: Hollywood Reporter

Featured Image Credit: Privateer Press / Monsterpocalypse.com

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