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Jennifer Lopez Developing Big Screen Adaptation Of “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?”

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 4, 2011 1:04 AM
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From Deadline:

Walden Media has acquired rights to turn Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? into a live action film involving Jennifer Lopez. I’d heard that Walden Media will develop the property as a vehicle for Lopez to play the title character, but Walden Media said at this point, she’s attached to produce only. The hope is to turn the property into National Treasure meets The Thomas Crown Affair. The logline: when the ACME agency’s greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world’s greatest thief, it’s 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? The property originated as an educational computer game before it was turned into an animated TV series.

I actually remember the TV series based on the game, which aired on PBS in the early 90s, and co-starred Lynne Thigpen as "The Chief." Of course Jennifer is going to star in this! :)

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  • ellea | November 4, 2011 6:11 AMReply

    Wasn't Lopez attached back in 99s I remember something about that !! she should do it if they have a good script and can get a good director, would be better than yet an other rom-com.

  • Micah | November 4, 2011 3:50 AMReply

    @ Nadell: Sofia Vergara definitely has the look to pull it off. Jennifer Lopez can actually act. If she would just stop pretending to be a singer that would be great.

  • blaqbird | November 4, 2011 3:28 AMReply

    Man I used to love that show!!!! Such a favorite! RIP Lynn Thigpen.

    Could be interesting! :)

  • Nadell | November 4, 2011 3:01 AMReply

    Do it, JLo! When you have the rocks she got, why not??!? Good move. And not to take anything from Lopez, but I can certainly see SOfia Vergara playing Sandiego

  • Vanessa Martinez | November 4, 2011 2:24 AMReply

    Hmm I see. I don't recall ever hearing about/knowing of this Carmen Sandiego character. Good for her.

  • Tamara | November 4, 2011 1:21 AMReply

    I actually remember playing the game way back in '89, '90 on computers. It was a lot of fun. I can see JLo as this character, most definitely. Though I imagined (or she seems to be) much taller than JLo.

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