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Sandler Heading to Candy Land?

Hot on the heels of Stretch Armstrong’s move from Universal Pictures to Relativity Media comes news from Variety that another Hasbro property, Candy Land, has jumped the Universal ship for Sony Pictures. But that’s not all: Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company is looking to bring the board game to life — with Sandler starring.

The game itself first appeared from Milton Bradley in 1949. Ever since, kids and adults alike have been traversing Gum Drop Mountain and the Candy Cane Forest and meeting folks like Gramma Nutt, King Kandy and Lord Licorice. The  premise — children running through this crazy land trying to be the first one to reach the end — seems wide open for interpretation.

Sandler’s no stranger to kid-oriented films, even ones with fantastical elements, with Click and Bedtime Stories in his filmography. The film also seems to have potential for plenty of cameos from his pals. Who do you think should play which iconic characters from the game?

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  • Kaneda Dry

    “Sigh!” You just KNOW Rob Schnieder’s going to be in this thing SOMEWHERE yelling out, “YOU CAN DO IT!!!” LOL!

    Honestly, were the rights to Chutes And Ladders and Connect Four taken?!? ;)

  • St Pattiesbaby

    tim curry should play lord licorice

  • Juan carlos barrera

    COMO SE JUEGA EL DE CANDY LAND QUE ES UNA ALFOMBRA CON CUATRO MUÑECOS Y UNAS CARTAS GRANDES Y OTRAS PEQUEÑAS ?