“Kung Fu Panda” and “Monsters vs. Aliens” scribes Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger have been hired to write the live-action feature based on the Hasbro board game “Candyland” for Universal Pictures says Heat Vision.
The story centers around finding the lost king of Candy Land. The players wind their way through enchanted lands such as Candy Cane Forest and Gum Drop Mountain, see characters such as Princess Frostine and Gramma Nutt as well as the evil Lord Licorice who can make players lose a turn.
Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”) was previously attached to write and Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct. Lima is still attached while Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir will produce.