Peter Berg’s upcoming “Battleship” movie, based on the board game, has a battleship in it. And that’s, er, pretty much it as for “ties” to the game. The “Monopoly” movie will probably have money and real estate. And that, too, is probably all it’ll have in common with the board game.
But a “Candy Land” movie? It’s gotta have candy in it, right? Why else would it be called “Candy Land” if it didn’t? Well yeah, but it can also be, like, “Lord of the Rings”, too.
According to writer Jonathan Aibel (“Kung Fu Panda 2”), he and co-writer Glenn Berger are envisioning their “Candy Land” movie as “Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.”
Yeah, I don’t recall there being all that much comedy, real or not, in the “Lord of the Rings” movies. As I recall, it was pretty gloomy stuff for pretty much the entire three movies, with a little mirth thrown in here and there to lighten the mood. Then again, if Frodo and Sam had candy to eat on their laborious journey, things might have been different. At the very least, all that sugar would have gotten them to that friggin’ volcano mountain sooner than three friggin’ movies…
Then again, “LOTR” did give us this gem: