And You Thought The Candy Land Movie Couldn't Get Any Better...

... and by better I mean worse, and by worse I mean now that the licensing deal between Universal and toy company Hasbro has ended, Sony has snatched up the Candy Land board game movie project -- you know, the one like "Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy" -- as a vehicle for none other than Adam Sandler. Said Columbia prez Doug Belgrad: "Candy Land is more than just a game. It is a brand that children, parents and grandparents know and love. The world of Candy Land offers an extraordinary canvas upon which to create a fantastical, live-action family adventure film with a larger than life part for Adam. We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Happy Madison on this project." [THR]



Comments

  • j'accuse! says:

    Trying very hard to make only positive comments. This is not making it easy.

  • MartiniShark says:

    Belgrad went on to say, " . . . This is such an obvious and can't-miss project - one that basically assures profitability and a surging stock price after it opens - that one has to wonder why nobody has made a movie based on the 75 year old board game. (Wait) What the hell did we just buy?!?!?!"

  • Kent says:

    Adam Sandler in a movie based on Candyland?! That's almost as bad as....nope, nothing is as bad as this idea.

  • The Winchester says:

    Given the 1-2 punch of humanity loss known as Bucky Larson and Jack & Jill, this can only be viewed as a step up for Happy Madison.

    Honestly, this doesn't sound as horrible as anything they've put out in the past 3 years.

    Unless Sandler decides to play the main character AND a gummy version of himself.

  • miles silverberg says:

    From now on, we must check every announced Adam Sandler project to see if it appears in the list of ideas that Eric Cartman pitched to Hollywood executives as AWESOME-O. It's going to happen. Soon.

  • Elias says:

    They've finally made a movie too horrible to mock....(starts slow clap).

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