December 9, 2021 – The biggest board game publisher in the world is making another big move. Asmodee signs feature film option deal to bring iconic property to the big screen. The company announced the news today via a press release.
Asmodee Entertainment, part of Asmodee, one of the world leaders in boardgames publishing and distribution, has entered into an option agreement with prolific French Film & TV production company, Radar Films (Mediawan), to develop a feature film based on one of the best-selling board games of its generation, The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow.
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Renowned scriptwriter, François Uzan (Lupin, Family Business) will write the film adaptation of the wildly popular hidden role game taking place in a small village haunted by werewolves.
Created by Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly in 2001 in France and distributed by Asmodee, it has turned into a true pop culture phenomenon, with more than 13 million players across the globe and selling over two million copies in the past three years. The game celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
François Uzan, scriptwritter, adds: “I’ve been playing Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow for years. Being able to bring it to life for the big screen while mixing it with my own universe is the ultimate ‘game extension’! I’m looking forward to embarking on this brand new exciting adventure.”
Andy Jones, Managing Director at Asmodee Entertainment, comments: “Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow is a deeply social game that brings together friends and family with its exciting universe, unique narrative and game concept. We believe that Radar Films is the perfect partner to collaborate with in adapting this thrilling role-playing game for the big screen.”
ABOUT THE WEREWOLVES OF MILLER’S HOLLOW
The tiny hamlet of Millers Hollow is beset by monstrous enemies hidden in their midst! Werewolves of Millers Hollow is a social game of deduction and suspicion for eight to eighteen players. Some of you are innocent villagers, tasked with organizing the townsfolk and uncovering the evil in disguise, so you can kill the beasts before they claim the entire town. But if you’re a werewolf, band with your fellow monsters to pick off the frightened townsfolk one by one, spreading distrust and suspicion until the town belongs to you alone!
Originally released in 2001, The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow has received high critical acclaim. Being published all over the world, it was even nominated for the most prestigious board game award around, the Spiel des Jahres, in 2003. It is different from the game Werewolf that has spawned its own family of social deduction games.