The game was invented in 1957 by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse as "La Conquete du Monde" (The Conquest of the World). Two years later, Parker Brothers published the game in the U.S. as "Risk." According to Hasbro, "Risk" was a groundbreaking game, the first board game to offer nonlinear movement. In the game, players compete on a map of the world, amassing armies and attempting world domination, or, as its rules put it, to "occupy every territory on the board and in so doing, eliminate all other players." The game has sold millions of copies and spawned several variations, with settings ranging from movie properties to various periods from world history to the moon.

‘Risk’ Hires Writer John Hlavin

Sony Pictures has hired screenwriter John Hlavin to pen their board game adaptation Risk.

We first reported on this project way back in November 2009, when Sony acquired the rights to the Hasbro property. The story is said to be a "global action thriller" based on the game, although little else is known about the script that John Hlavin is now working on.

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