Writers: 'Candy Land' movie will be like 'LOTR'
May 24th, 2011
05:47 PM ET

Writers: 'Candy Land' movie will be like 'LOTR'

The live-action adaptation of “Battleship” is only "loosely" based on the Hasbro game, but the writers of “Candy Land” are really trying to think outside of the box.

Although the board game is easy enough for kids who can't read, the writers are aiming to create something more action-packed.

“We envision it as ‘Lord of the Rings,’ but set in the world of candy,” co-writer Jonathan Aibel, who’s penning the script along with fellow “Kung Fu Panda 2” scribe Glenn Berger, told Entertainment Weekly.

“We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game," Berger said. Although the movie will have "characters from that world," it "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,” Berger added. “We are going for real comedy, real action and real emotions at stake.”

Sounds like that rainbow-hued walk to the Candy Castle just got a lot more intense. What do you think of "Candy Land" as a sweeter "Lord of the Rings"?

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    June 3, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Stacey

    I actually think this could be a cute movie if done right and they should cast Caleb Cohen in the part of the little boy seen on the board game. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3735601/

    May 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lolly popwood

    Whosoever sees said m0vie should be raptured instantly to Uranus

    May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @N

    wat bout lil candy land chuckies runnin all ova the place.dey possese lil 3 yr olds & kill ppl.dat beta b de movie cuz showin a borin old 3 yr playin a stoopid game is jus awful.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. eaglebane

    We need a movie based on the video game Q-Bert!

    May 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jillmarie

    Why not? It was a favorite game as a child, and I'll be able to watch it with my child when he/she is born. I wonder if it's kid friendly.

    May 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jaxson13

    A Decided Lack of Creativity + MoneyGrubbing Producers + Ignorant American Public Willing to See Any Movie If It's Advertised Enough = BOX OFFICE HIT + DVD OFFER WITH HAPPY MEAL PURCHASE + SEQUEL !!! Woo-hooo! QE-Effin'-D!!!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hmmm

    Couple of dudes write Candyland movie, there was a Space Mountain movie, Clue movie, Operation movie (saw), Monopoly movie (Atlas Shrugged), Solitaire movie (Cast Away), Minesweeper movie (The Hurt Locker), D&D movie (D&D), Trivial Pursuit movie (Quiz Show), Chess movies (Searching for Bobby Fischer etc), there's a Go Fish movie (Just google "Go Fish Movie"), man is there any concept that *DOESN'T* have a movie based on it yet?

    Ooh, here's one that's never been done. How about a Disney Musical about Child Soldiers in another continent?

    What? They did that? Eddie Murphy? Mulan? Oh...

    May 25, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Matt

    One Ringpop to rule them all, One Ringpop to find them, One Ringpop to bring them all and in the dark chocolate- chew them!

    May 25, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Oprah Winfrey

    I financed this movie!

    May 25, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Stuck@Work

    Oh come on, the best board game made into a movie is CLUE! You guys need to check it out. Def an old movie...but still a fabulous creation from a simple board game.

    May 25, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol.. jumprope movie. The jumprope comes alive and start strangling the person that's jumping the rope. Maybe all the botox that they keep pumping into their faces are going to their brains so that why they can't be creative anymore. They should consider hiring us, I bet we can come up with better ideas for movies.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @N

    dats just scary!!a 3 yr old game as a movie?wat sick person written dat?hollywood is just plain awful now!!

    May 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ted

    LOL Superhiro ; ) A jumprope movie : ) it probably wouldnt suprise us though if they did : )

    May 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Peace

    Maybe...a movie about the game Operation? A good ol' horror flick.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Come On

    How much do these guys get paid?
    I wanna change careers.
    Im already writing a script for Hungry Hungry Hippos.

    Hopefully after the Huge success of this movie they will make a preque

    May 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Superhiro

    I'm expecting a jumprope movie anyday now. In 3d of course.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sunshine Girl *

    God is this what Hollywood has come to? Kids games for 3 to 5 yr olds turned into a movie? Who watches this cr*p? Remakes/sequels/3D movies are bad enough all on their own. But this? Hollywood has taken stupidity to a whole new level.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Gollum

    I doubt that, precious.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Shaindy

    That's just...wrong. And scary. Who on earth would go see this movie?

    May 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      And no Johnny Depp in the lead role, what is this world coming to?

      May 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jurby

    as good as LOTR? they've totally lost their minds of they think a movie version of Candy Land is going to be anywhere even the remotest of remotely close to LOTR! what losers and what a lame movie concept...

    May 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Evel Knievel

    Search for Charlie the Unicorn. THAT'S what this movie should be about.

    Candy Mountain!

    May 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Superhiro

    Uhh... Candy Land the movie? -Shrug- Whatever. At least it's not another remake.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweet T

      With those two cuties in the photo "CandyLand" is sure to feature much gayness. Perhaps "DandyLand" might be a better movie.

      May 25, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |

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