I am not sure how this happened, but somehow Candy Land (the game) is being made into “Candy Land” (the movie). The live-action film, which has been given the green light by Universal will be written by Etan Cohen and directed by Kevin Lima.
I am not sure what direction a live action “Candy Land” could possibly take, but I think they got the right team in place to do something interesting. Still it makes me uneasy to have to choose the categories Board Games + Movies for a post. Cohen is hot off the success of “Tropic Thunder” and Lima, who did a great job with “Enchanted” got his start as co-director of “Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue”, so he has my undying loyalty.
Look for Candy Land to hit theaters in 2011. I imagine it will be a holiday release. As I get more information I will post it here.