An Ambitious “Candy Land” Movie?

The upcoming film adaptation of the board game “Candy Land” will be less like “My Little Pony” and more along the lines of a major fantasy epic – at least that’s the promise of screenwriting partners Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel.

Berger, who also penned the upcoming “Kung Fu Panda” sequel, tells Entertainment Weekly that “We envision it as The Lord of the Rings, but set in a world of candy. We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game, although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on. We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.”

The game itself doesn’t have any particular backstory or rules of play, leaving it ripe for all kinds of interpretations.