Classic adventure game icon Carmen Sandiego is prime and ready to steal the bright lights of Hollywood (you know, like how she stole the sign back in 1985). Walden Media is in the process of adapting the classic educational series to the big screen, with Jennifer Lopez producing and possibly starring (please don’t, please don’t). The movie’s script is being written by Darren Lemke, who wrote the films Shrek Forever After and the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. Based on those films, it is likely that the Carmen Sandiego project may in fact be a family-friendly flick and not some run-of-the-mill dark, edgy reinterpretation of the titular master thief (please look up the word “titular” before complaining).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s plot involves Carmen Sandiego’s turn from the ACME agency’s greatest detective to infamous criminal. While her former colleague goes on the hunt after her, he unveils a conspiracy that “questions whether Carmen is a really a thief — or a hero.” Walden Media is aiming for the Carmen Sandiego film to be a cross between The Thomas Crown Affair and National Treasure. I, for one, am very interested in this film; I was a huge fan of the Carmen Sandiego videogames, books, and the PBS show that made education entertaining — whoa, edu-tainment! I get it now! On that note, there’s only one thing left to say:
HIT IT, ROCKAFELLA!!!
[Thanks The Hollywood Reporter]