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Enchanted Director to Take on Candyland Movie

Maybe I'm still awestruck over the fantastical world brought to life in Coraline, but for whatever reason I'm actually kinda excited by the idea of a movie based on the Candyland game. Speaking strictly visuals (not, of course, how they'll make a story out of a board game), it seems like the time is right to try something like this, and it might turn out to be amazing.

The Candyland movie being developed by Universal will be live-action, but there's still much they could do with it. It makes me think of the live-action Grinch movie which, say what you will about how it never should have been made, etc. — I still think it's visually cool. The Candyland project now has Enchanted director Kevin Lima attached, and a writer, too: Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Ethan Cohen, ha) who has written a few things, including two movies I never thought to put in the same sentence — Tropic Thunder and Madagascar 2. He also wrote this movie. Discuss.


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danixk danixk 8 years
I loved this game as a child too! I think this could be really interesting, I'm thinking in terms of costumes and make-up. Plot? Not sure... I thought it was going to say Tim Burton was the creator.... now THAT would be interesting!! Candyland with an Edward Scissorhands twist...
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
this was one of my favorite games! i loves how the board looked and all the candy land characters. yay!
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
I LOVED this game when I was young ! But I'm iffy about the live action...
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Actually, a Monopoly movie is in the works. :true:
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
haha wow how exciting is this! whats next, monopoly?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - i don't know if i'd really be into it, but i'm sure that as we hear more about it and see how they are bringing it to life, i might get more excited. i just don't know how they would make it into a movie given that it's just a game, but i'm sure that there are tons of writers etc that have ideas in their minds about how to do it best.
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 8 years
hmmm...Love the game, but am a bit concerned about how this will translate into a live-action film...we'll see.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I used to love this game!!! Not even for the game itself but cuz of how it looked. I'm sure I'll feel the same way about the movie
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I can almost see the movie now. Hopefully it will be above "My Wife is Retarded." Seriously.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
My Wife Is Retarded? Holy crap.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I think this could be visually stunning, as well. I see it as a take on the first room in Willy Wonka, with the chocolate river and the candy-flavored flowers. And, I could see the story. I think it would make sense to have two kids journeying towards the castle at the end and they could meet interesting characters and encounter interesting obstacles along the way.
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