By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Every time Hollywood moves forward with another adaptation, which is daily, I point out that the industry has run out of ideas for original content. What I didn't know is that they are really, really out of ideas; and possibly a library to pick from. Looking to another medium, Universal Pictures is going to adapt the popular board game Candy Land to a feature film.
Etan Cohen and Kevin Lima Go To Candy Land
Universal Pictures has hired Etan Cohen to write and Kevin Lima to direct a live-action feature based on the Hasbro board game Candy Land.
Project is the first film to emerge between Uni and Hasbro after the two companies inked a creative deal last February. Universal figured they might as well get in with the toy and board game manufacturer after seeing Paramount score big with Transformers. The studio is bringing two Hasbro tentpoles back this summer with G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
With this announcement I can only assume scribes everywhere are opening their game cupboards as they try to piece together new live-action adaptations. Taboo might be tricky.
Director Kevin Lima last directed Enchanted starring Amy Adams.