Adam Sandler To Write, Produce & Star In ‘Candy Land’ Movie For Sony
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Not too long ago, numerous movies based on popular Hasbro games and toys were set up at Universal, who has since dropped out of most of them. One of them was for a movie based on the popular board game Candy Land, which now has a new home and a large star attached to help make it happen.

It’s being reported that Adam Sandler is in final talks with Sony to not only star in their live-action version of Candy Land, but also write the script with Robert Smigel and produce through his Happy Madision Productions.

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FINALLY! ‘Barbie’ Movie Is Officially On The Way & We Couldn’t Be More Thrilled
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Turning toys and games into movies is no new deal. Dodgeball: An Underdog Story, Transformers, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra have come and gone, with movies based on Battleship, Stretch Armstrong, Clue, Candy Land, Ouiji, Monopoly, and others still on the way. Adding to the party, Universal Pictures has announced that they have plans to take the legendary Barbie and turn her into a live-action movie, as well.

As crazy as these announcements always sound, this decision is a no-brainer, really. As her maker Mattel states, the toy celebrity has 99% worldwide brand awareness. You don’t have to be Good Will Hunting to know that’s pretty strong. The question here really is: what do you actually DO for a Barbie movie? The current plan to get going on finding some writers to take it on, but producer Laurence Mark isn’t worried, explaining that Barbie has had over 120 jobs over her 50-year existence, which opens the door to countless choices.

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Finally… ‘Candy Land’ The Movie!
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Universal Studios has announced that they will be going forward with a feature live-action movie based on the popular board game, Candy Land.

The studio has hired Etan Cohen to the challenging duty of scripting a story to integrate into this ultra-sweet fantasy world we all know so well. Cohen has recently written the scripts for Madagascar 2 and Tropic Thunder, so when looking for someone to figure out a funny and family-friendly storyline, he seems to be a pretty smart choice.

Universal has also tapped Kevin Lima to direct the feature. Lima has plenty of family experience, having directed Disney’s Tarzan and most recently, Enchanted.

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