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Jennifer Lopez to star in a live-action version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

11.04.2011

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? was once a line of educational software for kids that would entertain and simultaneously teach geography, history, and other subjects. Walden Media, however, wants to turn the brand into a movie starring Jennifer Lopez, something I feel may only serve to lower IQs.

According to Deadline, Walden Media (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) has acquired the film rights to CARMEN SANDIEGO and wants to develop it as a vehicle for Lopez. At the moment though, she is only attached to the project as a producer. The goal is to make the film kind of like NATIONAL TREASURE meets THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR.

"When the ACME agency's greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world's greatest thief, itís up to her former partner to follow her clues and track her down. Their cat-and-mouse game leads the partner to confront a greater mystery: Is Carmen really a thief or a hero?"

CARMEN SANDIEGO almost became a movie back in the late 90s with Sandra Bullock, but it never went anywhere. Thankfully.

Source: Deadline

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7:52AM on 11/05/2011
is this gonna be a kids movie? like spy kids where the heroes are actually adolescents? thatd work. this could be the next spy kids.
is this gonna be a kids movie? like spy kids where the heroes are actually adolescents? thatd work. this could be the next spy kids.
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6:11PM on 11/05/2011
Yeah, it could be a take on the similarly themed "Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego" cartoon, which did a great job blending action with geography facts, and featured adolescents as the main characters.

As long as they keep that spirit of learning in the forefront of their mind while making this, it could work.
Yeah, it could be a take on the similarly themed "Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego" cartoon, which did a great job blending action with geography facts, and featured adolescents as the main characters.

As long as they keep that spirit of learning in the forefront of their mind while making this, it could work.
2:22AM on 11/05/2011
Okay...liked the computer games and the tv show as a kid. Might want to see this. won't be as good as the show, but might be good for nostalgia if they do it right. Probably better suited for games/tv though.
Okay...liked the computer games and the tv show as a kid. Might want to see this. won't be as good as the show, but might be good for nostalgia if they do it right. Probably better suited for games/tv though.
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10:43PM on 11/04/2011
DO it rockapella!!!!
DO it rockapella!!!!
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7:01PM on 11/04/2011
It's just not the same without the late Lynne Thigpen and Rockapella.
It's just not the same without the late Lynne Thigpen and Rockapella.
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4:10PM on 11/04/2011

We're kind of grasping at barely-established properties here?

Stay tuned for "Alf," "The Electric Company" and "Super Golden Crisp Bear" films.
Stay tuned for "Alf," "The Electric Company" and "Super Golden Crisp Bear" films.
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12:59PM on 11/04/2011

Only one word for this........

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12:11PM on 11/04/2011
Will she be naked? Cuz God knows she can't act worth a shit.
Will she be naked? Cuz God knows she can't act worth a shit.
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11:41AM on 11/04/2011
to answer the question, in my pants!
to answer the question, in my pants!
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10:53AM on 11/04/2011
Whats the problem? Seems like a fine idea, j-lo can be good, but good to see that nostalgia has now been added to remakes and sequels as hollywood go tos
Whats the problem? Seems like a fine idea, j-lo can be good, but good to see that nostalgia has now been added to remakes and sequels as hollywood go tos
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10:11AM on 11/04/2011
Decent idea for a movie, but J-Lo sucks in whatever movie she's in.
Decent idea for a movie, but J-Lo sucks in whatever movie she's in.
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9:34AM on 11/04/2011
Am I the only one who finds it both amusing and annoying when movie news sites post a story on a possible casting decision and then post a picture that attempts to make the start in question look the most like the character they'll be playing.
Am I the only one who finds it both amusing and annoying when movie news sites post a story on a possible casting decision and then post a picture that attempts to make the start in question look the most like the character they'll be playing.
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11:39AM on 11/04/2011
yes& you take these sites way too serious.
yes& you take these sites way too serious.
8:08AM on 11/04/2011
While Carmen Sandiego was mostly about software and a game show on PBS, there was a cartoon that wasn't too heavy in the geographic area.

I'm not even completely against J-Lo for the part (though for the most part, yeah). But making her former partner the main hero? Not good.

She's mysterious, she's always a step ahead, she's not some misunderstood hero, she's 100% thief!
While Carmen Sandiego was mostly about software and a game show on PBS, there was a cartoon that wasn't too heavy in the geographic area.

I'm not even completely against J-Lo for the part (though for the most part, yeah). But making her former partner the main hero? Not good.

She's mysterious, she's always a step ahead, she's not some misunderstood hero, she's 100% thief!
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8:02AM on 11/04/2011
*throws up in mouth*
Totally agree with Diyalated Peepols.
*throws up in mouth*
Totally agree with Diyalated Peepols.
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7:40AM on 11/04/2011
Catherine Zeta-Jones for Carmen. Make it happen!
Catherine Zeta-Jones for Carmen. Make it happen!
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11:38AM on 11/04/2011
isnt she some bipolar schitzo now married to Michael Douglas
isnt she some bipolar schitzo now married to Michael Douglas
8:05PM on 11/04/2011
I don't know. But I DO know that she's occasionally an ACTRESS, one that, in this case, I can see playing Carmen Sandiego. Brotha don't have time to be thinking about her personal life.
I don't know. But I DO know that she's occasionally an ACTRESS, one that, in this case, I can see playing Carmen Sandiego. Brotha don't have time to be thinking about her personal life.
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