May 24th, 2011
05:47 PM ET
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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