The script for the big screen adaptation of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” will be written by Darren Lemke (“Jack the Giant Killers,” “Shrek Forever After”). Walden Media is producing alongside Jennifer Lopez (who intends to star in the title role), her Nuyorican Productions partners Benny Medina and Simon Fields as well as Underground Films.
Carmen Sandiego started as an educational computer game in 1985 before becoming a PBS TV show from 1991-1996 and a Fox Family Network cartoon from 1994-1998. In the geographically focused story, Sandiego is a star detective at the ACME agency; when she becomes the world’s greatest thief (or hero), her former partner must follow her clues all over the world in attempt to track her down and uncover a mystery that also involves the agency.
Walden pitches the project as a mix of “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “National Treasure.” A director is not currently attached. THR has more.
We first learned of Lopez’s connection to the project in May when we featured her in our Career Watch.
Check out videos below of the PBS show and Rockapella theme song, plus the intro to the Fox series.