Candy Land – The next board game turned movie?

If turning the popular game Battleship into a movie seemed like a far stretch to you, consider this. Hasbro, makers of the popular children’s board game Candy Land, announced today that they’ve given Columbia Pictures the go-ahead to adapt the popular game into a full-length feature film. And the studio has big plans for the film. Adam Sandler is reportedly in talks to not only star in the film, but also to produce it through his company, Happy Madison and Kevin Lima, the man behind Disney’s Enchanted, is set to direct.

The project was previously attached to Universal Pictures with writers comparing the story to “Lord of the Rings, but set in the world of candy,” according to an interview with EW last year. Sandler, however, is looking into giving the screenplay a fresh spin. “Candy Land is more than just a game,” says Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures. “The world of Candy Land offers an extraordinary canvas upon which to create a fantastical, live-action adventure family film with a larger than life part for Adam.”

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  1. ... • February 3, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    Are they just running out of original movie ideas?

  2. Olive • February 3, 2012 @ 9:07 PM

    Ugh, and they cant come up with ideas. I have plenty and so do tns of other people. Why cant they just talk to us?

  3. Nobody Important • February 3, 2012 @ 11:35 PM

    Maybe they can adapt yahtzee for the big screen… starring Vin Diesel

  4. anonymous2 • February 4, 2012 @ 3:48 AM

    First it will be you sunk my Battleship movie.

  5. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 5:55 AM

    Snakes and Ladders starring Mel Gibson.

  6. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 5:58 AM

    Hungry Hippos starring Kevin James

  7. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    Scrabble starring Christopher Walken

  8. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:04 AM

    Risk starring Pauly Shore directed M. Night Shyamalan

  9. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    Connect 4 starring John Travolta, Ashton Kutcher, Steven Segal and Michael Cera

  10. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:11 AM

    Sorry starring Nicolas Cage.

  11. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:17 AM

    Operation starring Rob Schneider

  12. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    Ghettopoly starring Kristen Stewart

  13. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:21 AM

    Twister starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

  14. Nobody Important • February 4, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    Candy Land starring Chuck Norris

  15. Germain • February 5, 2012 @ 6:07 PM

    Beer Pong starring Snookie.

  16. Olive • February 6, 2012 @ 12:03 AM

    Mouse Trap starring Seth Rogen

  17. Nobody Important • February 6, 2012 @ 1:33 AM

    On second thought, I think Tom Hanks should star in Snakes and Ladders. Dan Brown could write the screenplay.

  18. Nobody Important • February 6, 2012 @ 1:34 AM

    Mel Gibson could star in Bananagrams instead.

  19. BS • February 6, 2012 @ 10:22 AM

    I think this has serious potential to be a great movie…why not!

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