Hasbro's 'Risk' is the latest in a line of movies springing from board games to make it to the big screen ('Battleship,' 'Candyland,' 'Ouija'). Sony has tapped screenwriter John Hlavin ('The Shield') to adapt the world domination board game into a global action thriller, according to TheWrap. The game was invented by French film director Albert Lamorisse in 1957 and released in France as 'La Conquête du Monde' ('The Conquest of the World'); Parker Brothers brought it to the U.S. two years later.
Roland Emmerich has been offered the helm of Universal's 'Asteroids,' a sci-fi thriller loosely based on the old Atari game, according to CinemaBlend. The post-apocalyptic story, written by 'The Race to Witch Mountain' scribe Matt Lopez, has the remnants of human civilization living on far-flung colonies within an asteroid belt alongside aliens; the survivors believe that the alien civilization rescued them from doom when in fact they were behind the Earth's destruction and are intent on finishing the job.