Gosh, there’s been a lot of board game movie scoop this week.
Fresh off the release of the “Ouija” trailer – developed from the board game of the same name – there’s some less positive news for those anxious for Adam Sandler’s “Candy Land” movie.
Sandler was set to star in the film adaptation, but according to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the project is being threatened by Landmark Entertainment Group.
Landmark claims that since they created the characters popularized in the game, including Princess Lolly and King Kandy, Columbia Pictures should be unable to license the rights from Hasbro.
The company reportedly hopes to prove that their deal with Hasbro “is limited to toys, and thus does not extend to animated or live action films, handheld electronic games, or DVD-based video games.”
Sandler might want to consult a Ouija board to see if the movie will move forward if they can’t use the iconic characters.
Because really, what’s a Candy Land movie without Princess Lolly?