Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (movie trailer)
Walden Media has announced it will develop the popular computer video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? into a feature-length movie with live actors. Jennifer Lopez has signed on as a producer. Rumors abound that she will also play the red-jacketed super thief, but have not been confirmed.
The first Carmen Sandiego game debuted in 1985 as a fun way for kids to learn geography. Players use clues to track the elusive title character and her band of VILE (Villain's International League of Evil) cohorts through different cities around the globe in hopes to reclaim the national treasures they steal. The game spawned a number of sequels, as well as animated TV cartoons and a popular game show.
Houghton Mifflin owned the rights to Carmen Sandiego before selling to Walden Media, which has turned children's book series like The Chronicles of Narnia into box office hits. Disney once had planned to bring Sandiego to the big screen, with Sandra Bullock as the lead. The project never got off the ground.
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