February 1st, 2012
06:18 PM ET
We're sure you've been eagerly awaiting the gestating adaptation of "Candy Land," especially since the writers previously attached to the project theorized that it could be like a "'Lord of the Rings,' but set in the world of candy."
Although the movie is no longer with Universal, Adam Sandler appears to be rescuing the project. According to Deadline, Sandler is in final talks to create a live action movie based on the kids' board game through his Happy Madison production company and Sony's Columbia Pictures, and he's also attached to star.
According to the President of Columbia Pictures, Doug Belgrad, "'Candy Land' is more than just a game."
As he puts it, it's a brand "that children, parents and grandparents know and love. 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."
"Enchanted" director Kevin Lima is on board to helm, and Sandler is in talks to pen the script along with Robert Smigel.
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