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'Battleship' And 5 Other Board Game Movie Projects In The Works

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/13/2012 3:55 pm Updated: 04/13/2012 7:31 pm

Battleship Movie
'Battleship' isn't the only one: 5 other board games getting the movie treatment

"Battleship," Peter Berg's sci-fi naval war adventure, is loosely based on the beloved Hasbro game of the same name. Well, actually, the film has very little to do with its namesake, but to Hasbro, that's beside the point.

If "Battleship" succeeds in its mission, then a whole new fleet of board game inspired movies will follow. Despite having its budget slashed, Michael Bay's "Oujia" is being developed by Universal for a 2013 release. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott has had "Monopoly" in the works since 2008, and "Candy Land" -- described as "The Lord of the Rings" set in a world of candy -- is in pre-production at Sony Corp.

Click through the gallery below to see the entire fleet of board game movies in the works.

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Monopoly has been the best-selling board game in the world since 1935, so it's really no surprise that someone would want to make it into a movie. So who's the lucky director looking to invest in such a hot piece of property? Ridley Scott has been attached to the project since 2008. While we have no idea how Scott plans to bring the game to life, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner told MTV News in 2011, "It's a very human and personal story. It's not really 'Wall Street,' not at all."

"Battleship" opens in the U.S. on May 18. The movie stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna.

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