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Old 01-31-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Candy Land: the Movie, starring... Adam Sandler!

Yes that's right, after going in drag and fighting himself for Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler will be starring in film based upon the board game CandyLand (though Robert Smigel's writing might make this good):

http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/hasb...-adam-sandler/

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CULVER CITY, Calif., January 31, 2012 – Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison and Hasbro, Inc. are in final talks to develop Candy Land, a live action movie based on the bestselling Hasbro board game with Adam Sandler attached to star, it was jointly announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, Hannah Minghella, President of Production for Columbia Pictures, and Brian Goldner, Hasbro President and CEO. Kevin Lima (Enchanted) is attached to direct the project for the studio with Sandler and Robert Smigel are in talks to write the screenplay.

Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, “Candy Land is more than just a game. It is a brand that children, parents and grandparents know and love. The world of Candy Land offers an extraordinary canvas upon which to create a fantastical, live-action family adventure film with a larger than life part for Adam. We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Happy Madison on this project.”
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Candy Land: the Movie, starring... Adam Sandler!

I think God's left his OUT TO LUNCH sign on St. Peter's gates again....
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Candy Land: the Movie, starring... Adam Sandler!

I don't envy their having to follow Katy Perry's examination of the turmoil which befalls confection based cultures.

Seriously, everyone loves Willy Wonka. This could be fun.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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I better hurry up and finish my Tic Tac Toe spec.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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What the f*ck is Candyland?
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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What the f*ck is Candyland?
Evidently it's Adam Sandler in candy-themed drag.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:44 AM   #7
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I got a Hungry, Hungry Hippos spec I wanna shop around... but then again, no.

Sheesh! What's Hollywood thinking?
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I got a Hungry, Hungry Hippos spec I wanna shop around... but then again, no.

Sheesh! What's Hollywood thinking?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #9
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Default Re: Candy Land: the Movie, starring... Adam Sandler!

What impact is this going to have on my Canasta-based spec?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #10
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Default Re: Candy Land: the Movie, starring... Adam Sandler!

I actually kind of get this now. My new manager rejected every idea I've ever thought of. A wall of ideas, none of them good enough. So I started to get desperate. Eventually I was looking at my sock drawer thinking, "What if my socks came to life! Can I write a story about socks?"

So I think desperate execs just keep looking at random things around their house and saying "Yes! That's an idea!"
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