Back in 2009 Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed that a movie based on the classic strategy board game Risk was set to be developed. The famous Risk the board game was made in 1954 and Risk the movie has been described as a “contemporary global action thriller “.
A Sony spokesperson explained, "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."
Since then, Will Smith’s production company Overlook Entertainment have agreed to get the ball rolling on the project and a writer has since been brought on board. John Hlavin, who has previously penned scripts for The Shield and Underworld: New Dawn, has agreed to work on a screenplay for Risk the movie. However, do not expect to see it anytime before 2014.