We've been hearing about nefarious plans to turn Hasbro's Candy Land board game into a movie--much as it did with Battleship and its Transformers toys, and eventually will with Stretch Armstrong--for some time now, hearing descriptions that included the likes of "Lord of the Rings, but with candy," as if that were something someone had ever asked for. While nothing concrete came out of those plans, Hasbro has announced that it will make a damned Candy Land movie whether you like it or not, and now it's going to have Adam Sandler in it, because fuck you film-goers.
Originally the project was kicking around at Universal, but due to some behind-the-scenes finagling, it apparently became available to other studios. As it turns out, Sony Pictures was just waiting for the right moment to run up and strike with its Adam Sandler-shaped club, and strike it did. Sony will develop the project as a Sandler vehicle in the vein of all those other really great Sandler vehicles of the last several years, like Bedtime Stories and Jack and Jill, because again, fuck you film-goers.
Kevin Lima, the director of Enchanted--a movie that also had kind of a lame premise but turned out to be pretty good--will helm the project. Sandler will also co-write the script with You Don't Mess With the Zohan writer Robert Smigel. While we have no idea as yet what the plot will be, one can presume it will involve Sandler as some kind of sad sack middle-aged whatever learning valuable lessons after being transported to Candy Land because of reasons. Also, David Spade will probably play a snarky candy cane, because once more, fuck you film-goers.