You can stop asking the rhetorical question “Is nothing from my childhood sacred?” No. It’s not. The straw that broke the nostalgia camel’s back could very well be the Candyland movie, which had been announced, but is all too real now that writers have been attached.
The writers for such a profile project have been hand-selected from…Kung Fu Panda. At the very least, the Kung Fu Panda writers have demonstrated their ability to take a three-word premise and turn it into a commercially viable film. That’s probably the only consideration that Universal made when hiring Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger to do the same thing for Candyland.
The studio is imagining the project as a live-action retelling of the board game, in which players race to find the lost King of Candyland, all the while travelling through magical lands that such as Candy Cane Forest and Gum Drop Mountain. While the story is paper-thin for adaptation, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in what visual treatments these whimsical stations will get in the feature film. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little like taking a shower after this news. (THR)