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! :)