J-Lo Making Live-Action “Carmen Sandiego”

Walden Media has picked up the live-action film rights to the classic educational game series turned animated show “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” reports Deadline.

An official synopsis is already out: “When the ACME agency’s greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world’s greatest thief, it’s up to her former partner to follow her clues and track her down. Their cat-and-mouse game leads the partner to confront a greater mystery: Is Carmen really a thief or a hero?”

Walden plans to turn the property into a feature starring Jennifer Lopez as the title character, though at present J-Lo is attached to produce only alongside Benny Medina, Simon Fields, Nick Osbourne, Trevor Engelson and Devin Andre. The tone is said to be akin to “National Treasure” meets “The Thomas Crown Affair”.

Disney previously optioned the film rights to the property in the late 1990s and developed a version for Sandra Bullock, but that version never took off.