Settlers of Catan Movie in the Works at Sony

Settlers of Catan was initially shopped as a movie idea in 2015 and it seems as though we've gone full circle again. It's not as crazy as it sounds: the Lego Movie film makers Jonathan Elrich and Dan Lin are also reported to be involved, and everyone knows of the absurdity that was Battleship, the movie inspired by, well, Battleship. 

It's inarguable that Settlers of Catan is one of the most popular board game franchises in existence, with dozens of clones, skins, and remakes. But this report is still in very early stages, when quite a few ideas tend to be shopped around. The basic premise of Settlers of Catan -- groups of individuals trying to settle an untamed island with plentiful resources -- isn't entirely outlandish, but also probably doesn't provide significant framework for a story.