Apple’s Most Anticipated Movie Is Being Turned Into A Board Game
AppleTV has partnered with Skydance Animation to release the first animated feature for Skydance's new division. Now that movie is being turned into a board game.
AppleTV is certainly doing everything to capitalize on its new animation ventures. It had been announced that Skydance Animation was partnering with Apple to create its first animated film, which has already released a trailer. That film is Luck, which boasts an impressive cast and could be a film that gives Disney, Pixar, and Illumination a run for their money. However, Apple is not stopping at just releasing this new animated film. The subject of the film is also going to be turned into a board game via a tabletop game company called Breaking Games.
Luck will be a tabletop board game that takes players through the Land of Luck, which is a location that exists in the animated film. The object of the game is to claim spaces by drawing cards, with the goal of landing four spaces in a row. Characters from the film will also be used in the board game. This could mean that Luck is meant to be turned into a full-fledged franchise, barring the film becoming a success on the streaming platform. We would say it’s a safe bet, as AppleTV+ has become a premiere streaming platform, especially after winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards for the film CODA. Apple was the first streaming platform to achieve that huge goal.
Luck stars Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and John Ratzenberger. Noblezada takes on the role of Sam Greenfield, who describes herself as the “unluckiest person in the world.” That is when she finds a lucky coin that changes everything but belongs to a black cat named Bob (Simon Pegg). She is then taken to the Land of Luck, where she meets more magical and lucky creatures that help to turn her life around. The film does look like a heartwarming adventure, and it is a smart marketing plan to want to couple the film’s release with a board game. Children and fans can then appreciate both at the same time. You can see the trailer below:
Luck is meant to debut on AppleTV on August 5th, though the board game is only up for preorder on the Breaking Games website. The game has a price of $20, which isn’t a huge price point for a game that coincides with a film. We would imagine that the game company would want the board game to come out around the same time as the film. Considering preorders are happening right now, it makes sense that the board game would come out around early August. At least, that would make the most sense. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for the release date of the board game.
Luck will debut on AppleTV in just a few weeks. Simon Pegg is meant to lead this new slate of voice actors in a film that looks to be quite charming. Also, should children fall in love with this film, parents can head to the Breaking Games store and purchase the game to add even more fun to Land of Luck.