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Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the rights to produce a movie based on Hasbro's classic strategy boardgame Risk, offering the delicious possibility that the company might follow it up with Ludo: The Motion Picture and Mahjong: Tiles of Destiny.

Those of you wishing to object to the plan are directed to /FILM, which has a few comments to get you started. The site says Hasbro's Brian Goldner cites Transformers and G.I. Joe as precedent for the risky celluloid outing.

Goldner insisted audiences have “shown a great desire for films that bring to life everything that has made these franchise properties stand the test of time".

He added: "The strategic thinking and the tactical gambles that players must take in the game are what make Risk a classic, thoroughly engaging game. Those elements translated into an action-packed, thrilling story are what will make this a uniquely exciting movie.” ®

Bootnote

We're delighted to announce that El Reg's Bootnotes department has snaffled the film rights to the card game bridge, and will next year start production on a trilogy of action-packed movies kicking off with Bridge on the River Kwai, in which Alec Guinness is ordered by the Japanese to built a bridge over said river, but refuses and instead sits down to a tense, three-hour bridge session with William Holden.

The second film will be Bridge Too Far, featuring Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery and a digitally-resurrected Laurence Olivier as paratroopers who decline to surrender to surrounding German forces until their nail-biting rubber is concluded.

To cap the series, we'll be offering a remake of 1940 classic Waterloo Bridge, with Britney Spears and Hugh Grant taking the Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor roles in a classic wartime romance in which a chance Blitz encounter leads Grant to invite Spears to a hand or two of... bridge.

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