The next big game-to-film franchise is

Universal has greenlit a film based on US board game Candy Land.

Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen and Enchanted director Kevin Lima are officially board to script and helm the film,

While the likes of Transformers and the upcoming GI Joe are generating plenty of big buzz (and, in the giant robots’ case, big bucks) for studios, we knew the toy bandwagon was well and truly built.

We can just about see Monopoly becoming a movie. But Candy Land?