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Checking In On Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?: The Movie

Kelly Conaboy | June 27, 2012 - 12:30 pm

It seems like YEARS ago that we first heard the news that Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? would finally be made into a big budget Hollywood movie that was like National Treasure meets The Thomas Crown Affair, but it has actually only been about seven months. Can you believe it? Time DOESN’T fly when you’re waiting on the Movie Biz to DO ITS JOB! But today we finally got a piece of good news about the project’s progress, from The Hollywood Reporter:

Darren Lemke, who worked on Shrek Forever After as well as Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, has been tapped to pen the big-screen version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

I don’t know why it took them so damn long to find a writer to tap, but I think I speak for everyone when I say: phew! Phew phew phew. One foot in front of the other, Darren Lemke. But wait, has Jennifer Lopez finally announced she would be starring in the title role, rather than simply producing the film? Do we have our Carmen Sandiego yet???

Walden Media picked up the rights to the educational computer game-turned-cartoon from Houghton Mifflin in the fall of 2011. Jennifer Lopez is one of the producers and eyeing it as a starring vehicle.

I guess that’s close enough! But wait, is there any word on whether it’s still going to be like Thomas Crown Affair meets National Treasure?

Walden svp development & production Evan Turner and Walden CEO Michael Bostick are overseeing the project, which Walden sees as being a cross between Thomas Crown Affair and National Treasure.

Perfect. It looks like we can rest easy tonight, knowing that our Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego passion project is still moving along as it should be. One less thing to worry about. Cross it off the list.