Walden Media has just announced that they plan on making a Carmen Sandiego movie produced by Jennifer Lopez.
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.
Let’s see. The movie is described as the fusion of two other successful movies, it’s based on an video game, and even worse that video game was a low-key educational one. Goodness knows how they’ll translate that calm game into an action movie, but then we said that about Battleship. The only thing that would make this better is if Lopez actually stars in it. We can dream!