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    Candy Land, The Movie

    Adaptations, sequels, reboots — nary a day goes by without news of some newfangled iteration of entertainment properties big and small, beloved and forgotten. You can’t be blamed for yawning in the face of all this unoriginality. Yet the burgeoning big screen version of Hasbro’s “Candy Land” board game should be a lesson to every would-be producer: assemble enough top-tier talent and even the most jaded cinemagoer has got to get excited.

    The “Candy Land” script is being penned by “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen and directed by Kevin Lima, the helmer behind the surprisingly good “Enchanted.” After throwing together this stellar crew, the film’s exec producer and CEO of Hasbro Brian Goldner dished out an MTV News exclusive first look at the film’s development — details of which have not been publicly discussed before.

    So, er, what the heck is this movie going to be about? “Imagine if you took that basic idea of going to a better place, and then allowed the audience to go to that same place together,” Goldner told us. “But then you come to find out, like every other place that’s promised to just be all better and all sweets and candy, you come to find out there’s actually some controversy there as well, that of course the stars of the movie have to solve for.”

    Goldner calls the adventure story/mortality tale “very human and very natural,” although time will tell how natural a fantastical world of chocolate bonbons and rainbow jawbreakers can really be.

    Still, he maintains Lima and Cohen “really understand this brand.” In the hands of Cohen, I’m willing to believe most anything is possible. At its core, “Tropic Thunder” contained a complex meta-narrative about Hollywood egos, movie-making machinations and the nature of storytelling itself — all gussied up in the slick veneer of a rollicking action flick. In the hands of a lesser talent, “Thunder” could have turned out incomprehensible, pretentious or, worst of all, boring.

    But that sucker rocked, and if Cohen can pull off such a feat — and Lima can so successfully engage audiences in “Enchanted,” yet another tale about a musical princess — why can’t they enliven a board game invented by a nurse who worked in a 1940s polio ward?

    “The idea was an escape,” said Goldner. “It was for kids who really couldn’t get up, [so] how could they sort of project to play in this beautiful world of sweets and colors, and take them to a better place.”
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    A while back I saw a movie called Candy Land....more of an ADULT film.
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    Oooh...Candy Evens....Man I'm old.
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    So...let's see what other games they could do...

    jacks
    pick up sticks
    marbles
    connect four
    Light Bright

    what was that game that had the bubble in the center with dice in it. We'd push the button which would "roll" the dice...that was a good one.

    What about Hungry Hungry Hippo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post

    what was that game that had the bubble in the center with dice in it. We'd push the button which would "roll" the dice...that was a good one.
    I think you will be in "Trouble" if you can't think of it.

    They did make a movie out of Clue but that kinda makes sense. Personally I am holding out for the Yahtzee movie. Or maybe an action packed UNO movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    I think you will be in "Trouble" if you can't think of it.
    They did make a movie out of Clue but that kinda makes sense. Personally I am holding out for the Yahtzee movie. Or maybe an action packed UNO movie.


    Clue the movie, was awesome. I heard they were talking about remaking it which I think is pointless because that film is about as close to perfect as anything can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Oooh...Candy Evens....Man I'm old.
    Went to junior high school with her..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HippieLettuce View Post
    Went to junior high school with her..
    Now, who's that babe with the fabulous shadow ah?
    Oh oh! A "so what"? scene, but to me it don't matter

    Ow! Her movies get down like you won't find in my hometown
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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    Now, who's that babe with the fabulous shadow ah?
    Oh oh! A "so what"? scene, but to me it don't matter

    Ow! Her movies get down like you won't find in my hometown
    (Oh, no!) They won't believe it when they
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    Exactly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    Oh oh! A "so what"? scene, but to me it don't matter
    it's not "so obscene, but to me..."?

    Personally I'm waiting for "Mouse Trap: The Movie"...or maybe "King Oil"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    it's not "so obscene, but to me..."?
    It's only one scene perhaps? I should know this. Can't trust those damn lyrics sites.

    Anyhoo, why make a movie based on Candy Land"?

 

 

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