Boardgame Or MOVIE?
According to Battleship’s logic, you can play a boardgame, think about Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay at the same time and have a lightbulb moment of “HEY, this should be a movie”. Not only that, you can take your crazy lightbulb moment and actually run with it, all the way to Hollywood, and make a mega blockbuster feature length globally released film. Inspired by Peter Berg (madma… director behind Battleship), I opened up my toybox and thought about the boardgames I’d like to pitch as barmy films. Let’s roll the dice, shall we?…
1. Connect 4
Matt Damon and Ed Norton star in a movie about high stakes, addiction and the dangerous game. Meeting in illegal underground clubs run by the Russian mob (John Malkovich plays an eccentric Connect 4 GOD), the pair travel from place to place perfecting their red/yellow line strategy in order to make good on the debt Norton accumulated while inside (for highly precarious Connect 4 related activity). Damon’s girlfriend eventually leaves him after realising that nothing can take him away from his one true love (Connect 4) but that doesn’t bother the brainiac whose ultimate purpose in life is to connect four same-coloured coins in a row.