Grab some nerds candy and Jammie Dodgers! Directioners and Nerdfighters are doing insane happy dances all over the world this morning as it has been announced that bestselling author and youtube star, John Green, will be writing an original screenplay about the classic boardgame, Candy Land, with a dystopian twist (Think Wreck-it Ralph + Jumanji + Hunger Games). Few other details about the story have been released, but the BIGGEST news is that John Green is specifically tailoring the script to star THE BOYS OF ONE DIRECTION! :::Sugar Rush Swoon::: We love it when fandoms collide! Check out the announcement HERE!
Candy Land film projects have bounced around Hollywood for the last decade, but most previous efforts focused on slapstick stories aimed at younger kids and families. However, producers have shifted perspective due to teen superstars taking over the A-list and the popularity of YA book-to-film adaptations, and we now look forward to a much grittier, much nerdier Candy Land with cute British accents. Huzzah!
Although John Green, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson are the only official names attached to the project, there is some speculation about who will play their female hero counterparts. Many unofficial sources are reporting that John Green has been constantly listening to a particular J-Pop supergroup in order to get a feel for all 88 of their personalities. Yup, rumor has it that EACH MEMBER of Japan’s sensation AKB48 will have a starring role alongside the One Direction Boys! Remember when you were watching The Hunger Games and you thought to yourself “Gah, if only there were 88 times as many Katnisses…then this might be interesting!”
Sadly, there are no rumors yet on who will be playing Queen Frostine or Princess Lolly. My vote is for Gwen Stefani to play both.