We're still in the early, confusing stages of the Make All the Games into Movies era. Battleship, Monopoly, another Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, another Clue: we're not at superhero-movie level yet, but we're getting there.
Today it's Candy Crush both feeding into the trend (by getting an adaptation) and bucking it (by becoming a TV game show). Deadline reports that the program, which has been in the works at Lionsgate for two years, will feature teams of two using "their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology."
CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller had the following to offer:
“We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the ‘rush’ of advancing to the next level of the game. We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.”
Deadline adds that roughly 18 billion rounds of Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga are played worldwide each month.
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