Somebody call Rockapella: there's actually a reason for them to exist again.
Carmen Sandiego, who started as a educational computer game character before being featured in a game show and an animated series is getting the big screen treatment, courtesy of Walden Media and Jennifer Lopez. According to Deadline, has purchased the rights to the title and while she is only attached as a producer at this point, Jennifer Lopez is expected to star as the red-coated criminal. Going with the title Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego, the plot is described as National Treasure meets The Thomas Crowne Affair. It centers on Sandiego's former partner at the ACME decective agency who searches around for the mysterious woman, who has become the world's greatest thief. But as he gets closer to solving the mystery of Sandiego's whereabouts, he begins to question whether she is a villain or a hero.
Honestly, the most surprising part of this story is that Carmen Sandiego is still being used as a teaching tool in half of the country's elementary schools. That title resonates with the 90s so much for me that I figured every single copy of the game fell off the face of the Earth on January 1, 2000. I, however, was not joking about Rockapella. Whoever ends up directing this movie needs to have them perform the score. The biggest bummer is that Lynne Thigpen, who played The Chief on the PBS show, died in 2003. Even sadder is that they'll probably try and get someone like Queen Latifah to take her place, but let's be real: that won't work at all.
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