First Transformers, then G.I. Joe, now… Candy Land?

candy-land1According to Variety, the next film to come out of the lucrative-thus-far deal between Universal Pictures and Hasbro to make movies of their properties will be a film based on the board game Candy Land.

Yes, that Candy Land.

The one that teaches counting and colors to kids, using a storyline that no one really follows or uses when playing the game and changed its rules in 2004 to be even more simpler to play.

Madagascar 2 screenwriter Etan Cohen will be tackling the script for Candy Land and the film is set to be directed by Kevin Lima (he who also directed Disney’s animated Tarzan and their semi-animated Enchanted) which was a very smart move on Universal’s part because both them seem to know what they’re doing when it comes to making kid movies that have crossover audience appeal. Huzzah to the agents who brokered that deal.

Still, I can’t help but feel as if we’re living in a certain cartoon strip’s reality…

Related Posts: Universal and Hasbro sign a six-year pact (updated)

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 07:03 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Jackson
    on 2009-02-05 at 08:10
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    My brother and I used to play hours upon hours of Candy Land whenever we visited my grandmother. We would go back and forth across the board, inching forward, almost reaching the finish and pulling card after card in search of that elusive final purple. When he finally realized that the outcome of Candy Land was entirely fated, with zero room for strategic choice, he felt that Hasbro had cheated him of a significant portion of his life.

    I’d forgotten about that Penny Arcade strip. Those guys really are brilliant satirists.

  2. Written by Alison P
    on 2009-02-05 at 19:02
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    I find this strange and weird. Yet I am morbidly curious.

    I’d love it if Clive Barker took up this project since Abarat seems to be in development hell (anyone know any details about that?)

  3. Written by Tsiwt
    on 2009-02-20 at 02:29
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    There’s no way this movie will live up to the original. Why can’t they stay true to the source????

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