Universal Planning “Candy Land” Film

Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”) will write and Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) will direct a live-action feature based on the Hasbro board game “Candy Land” for Universal Pictures reports Variety.

The racing game is among the first board games played by children because it requires no ability to read and only minimal counting skills.

This marks the first film to emerge from the deal the studio made last February with Hasbro whose properties include Transformers and G.I. Joe. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner will produce.