Feb 5 2009'Candy Land' Gets Writer, Director, Candy


Universal has announced the writing/directing team for their movie based on the board game Candy Land, and you know they're going to screw up the part where someone picks a card with a color on it and then advances to the next instance of that color:

Studio has set Etan Cohen to write and Kevin Lima to direct a live-action feature based on the enduring Hasbro board game.

Lima most recently directed the Amy Adams starrer "Enchanted" after helming the animated features "Tarzan" and "102 Dalmatians." Cohen's recent script work includes "Tropic Thunder" and "Madagascar 2," and he most recently rewrote "The Fiance," the Burr Steers-directed romantic comedy that will star Anne Hathaway.

I am highly opposed to this. When a kid is playing Candy Land, they should be basking in the dreams of living in a candy-based world and enjoying the freedom that comes with chance controlling your every move. They shouldn't have to stop and say "Wait, Madison, if I'm rounding Gumdrop Lane, does that mean I'm after the part where Alan Cumming as Dr. Licorice has kidnapped the kids and they're about to reluctantly return to the human world through the Lollipop Portal?" Let the children keep their context-free world paved in diabetes. Trouble, on the other hand--go ahead and make a Trouble movie. What's the trouble? Let's find out.

'Candy Land' coming to bigscreen [Variety]

Reader Comments

personally, I'm ready for a movie about the game of Life. It could star Jim Carrey

"Lima most recently directed the Amy Adams starrer 'Enchanted' after helming the animated features 'Tarzan' and '102 Dalmatians.'"

Some Variety journalist wasn't doing their research. "102 Dalmatians" wasn't animated - or good, for that matter.

Who greenlit this, and why can't it be legal to kill them?

Hopefully they hand out LSD at the concession stands...

check out hilarious vid, Larry Flint's PORNO BAILOUT:


::continues to bang head on desk::

@2, there was a live action AND animated version. or maybe the animated was 201 dalamations?

I think that this might be one of the signs of the Apocalypse....

if it does well, hopefully there'll be a sequel - Candy Mountain! With Charlie the Unicorn! (They may have to flesh out the story a bit, but wth the first movie is based on a f--ing board game!)

Oh for the luvvamonkeys. Has Hollywood run out of old movies to remake and now they are swiping stories from boardgames? There must not be any writers left in LA.

This reminds me that I don't own the movie Clue for some reason. Hooray for Tim Curry!

the best part will be when the merchandise starts coming out: Candy Land the board game

And I thought I was the only one who thought about a Trouble movie!

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