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Candy Land movie lands at Sony with Adam Sandler

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/02/01 01:41:45

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (TheWrap.com) - Adam Sandler is ready to visit "Candy Land" for Sony.

The actor is in final talks with Sony and Hasbro to star in and have his Happy Madison Productions produce a movie based on the board game.

The project had been set up at Universal, with Kevin Lima attached to direct and "Kung Fu Panda" writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger to write the script.

Lima remains on the movie, but Sandler and Robert Smigel are in talks to write it.

Universal has been ditching its Hasbro movies lately.

On Monday, Relativity Media said it, rather than Universal, would be making "Stretch Armstrong." And in 2011, Universal paid Hasbro $5 million to get out of its agreement to make "Ouija." In 2010, the studio scrapped plans for a screen remake of the popular board game "Clue."

Universal's "Battleship," starring Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch, is scheduled to be released on May 18.

In a statement, Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad called "Candy Land" more than just a game -- "it is a brand that children, parents and grandparents know and love." He said that it offers a larger than life part for Sandler.

Candy Land, created in 1949, is a game for young children. In it, players make their way through the Peppermint Forest, the Gum Drop Mountains and the Lollypop Woods. As they do, they encounter Princess Frostine, Lord Licorice, Mr. Mint and King Candy.

Hasbro's president and CEO, Brian Goldner, is producing, along with the company's senior VP and managing director of motion pictures, Bennett Schneir, and Happy Madison Productions.

Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-candy...

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  • Glitchie 2012/02/01 19:14:10
    Glitchie
    +1
    I guess there won't be any movies - or relatively few anyway - in my future. Can they not come up with something ORIGINAL??? Movies based on video games are cool, I had no problem with the Resident Evil movies - save for the first one really creeping me out. And as far as board game movies go, the story behind Jumanji was pretty cool, but come on? Why do they have to keep reinventing the wheel? And doing so BADLY most of the time? I think its down right disgustingly hilarious that 'copyright' binds the general public, from making 'fan' stories and such, but Hollywood can beat a dead horse with its recycled ideas.
  • Keichi ... Glitchie 2012/02/12 06:11:53
    Keichi Morisato
    +1
    don't forget zathura was cool, granted these movies were based on fictional board games.
  • sjalan 2012/02/01 07:36:29
    sjalan
    +1
    Ok can we get past this too.
  • ►Cesar◄ 2012/02/01 04:51:03
    ►Cesar◄
    +1
    sounds good
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/02/01 03:22:07
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
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    Not sure about Candy Land, but Battleship might be interesting.

    Battleship  2012
  • ★~Docto... ✞ॐGuru ... 2012/02/01 04:20:18
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/02/01 02:12:24
    Quiet-is-feared
    +1
    I bet this wont even go to theatres, lol
  • jacob crim 2012/02/01 01:47:21

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