Monday, December 14, 2009

Is Universal Sweet On "Candy Land" ?

Universal Pictures continue developing "Candy Land", from a screenplay by writer Etan Cohen for director Kevin Lima, adapting the Hasbro board game, with Hasbro
CEO Brian Goldner producing with Christopher Chase:

The original "Candy Land" game, designed in the 1940's by Eleanor Abbott, was purchased by the Milton Bradley Company (now owned by Hasbro). 

Hasbro continues to produce several versions of the brand, marketing "Candy Land" puzzles, PC games and handheld electronic versions. The game consists of a 'race', woven around a story line about finding the lost king of 'Candy Land'. The board itself is a winding, linear track made of 134 spaces, most of which are red, green, blue, yellow, orange or violet.

The remaining few spaces are locations such as 'Candy Cane Forest' and 'Gum Drop Mountain', with characters including 'King Candy', 'Queen Frostine' and 'Gramma Nutt'.

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