First, of course, came “Clue.” Then Ridley Scott announced he was making a big screen version of Monopoly. Then came “Battleship,” starring the gorgeous Taylor Kitsch. Then “Clue,” again, as a Gore Verbinski-directed remake was teased last year. Now, Hollywood is officially addicted to creating movies based on board games. Today, we get new details on “Candy Land,” the movie based on, well, you know. But don’t expect the Peppermint Forest and Gumdrop Mountains to be as sweet as they sound. Jonathan Aibel, who penned “Kung Fu Panda 2″ and is working on the “Candy Land” script, says that this movie will be epic in scale. “We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy,” he says.Well, that sounds yummy. And sure to boost concession sales. Also, it’s directed by Kevin Lima, the guy who brought us “Enchanted,” which also gives us high hopes.
“We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game,” “Candy Land” co-scribe Glenn Berger elaborates. “Although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on. We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.”
Mmm, all of a sudden, I want to go on a hike through the Molasses Swamp.