Jennifer Lopez Producing ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’ Movie

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 2nd, 2013 at 9:38 am,

Carmen Sandiego, the globe-trotting red-clad master thief who “put the ‘mis’ in misdemeanor,”  looks to be finally making the jump to the big screen. Walden Media has acquired the screen rights to a live-action film adaptation of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? brand name, which will be produced by musician/actress Jennifer Lopez.

Walden is reportedly also developing the project as a starring vehicle for Miss Lopez – though, for the time being, she is attached to only produce, not headline, the flick.

Deadline says the Carmen Sandiego movie is being designed as “‘National Treasure’ meets ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’” – as is additionally indicated by the project’s logline:

When the ACME agency’s greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world’s greatest thief, it’s up to her former partner to follow her clues and track her down. Their cat-and-mouse game leads the partner to confront a greater mystery: Is Carmen really a thief or a hero?

Carmen Sandiego originated as kid-friendly educational computer game series developed during the mid-1980s. The property eventually spawned multiple book and TV spinoffs, including the Peabody award-winning PBS game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? – a series which ran from 1991-96 and featured vocal group Rockapella’s iconic Carmen Sandiego theme song – as well as a second PBS game show incarnation titled Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? and a Fox Saturday morning cartoon series called Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

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Lopez certainly has the screen presence and attitude to make for a sophisticated (and saucy) real-life version of Carmen Sandiego… more so (arguably) than Sandra Bullock, who was long being eyed to star in a Disney-produced film adaptation of the character, back in the 1990s. While Lopez hasn’t done much but appear in forgettable rom-coms over the past decade, it would be cool to see her return to the sort of strong female roles she handled well in films like Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight and Tarsem Singh’s The Cell, back in the late ’90s/early 2000s.

A Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? movie would indeed probably bear a closer resemblance to the family-friendly tone of the National Treasure movies – and less like that of other geography-jumping adventure properties, be it the Indiana Jones franchise or a spy games series like Mission: Impossible and James Bond. Take that as you will.


We will keep you posted on the status of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? movie as the story develops.

Source: Deadline

“Carmen Sandiego” header image artwork by ~pownage on deviantart

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  1. honestly, i wish jennifer lopez would make like carmen san diego and dissapear. only differance? no one would want to find her.

  2. Can’t sing, can’t act. I would imagine she can’t produce movies either. She is still fit though

  3. Just to let you know, the image of “Carmen Sandiego” that has been paired with Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the article is in fact NOT Carmen Sandiego. It’s a re-colored version of the cover for Madame Mirage #2 which depicts the titular character:

    • My apologies about that mixup – it’s been corrected.

  4. Wow. Just the title of this article, and I vomited a little in my mouth.

  5. I think Sofia Vergara would make a good Carmen.

    • Sofia Vergara and Paz Vega. If I could 2.5 hours, an L shape couch, Goldies honey and dusl consent. yes.

  6. I had a crush on Carmen Sandiago and Jessica Rabbit as a child. I have a thing for chicks in red.

    • Did you know that there´s a little adult easter egg in the Roger Rabbit movie? When Jessica falls out of the cab, you can see (only in slow motion/freeze frame) she´s not wearing any underpants. I kid you not! Those animators are pervs…

      • thats funny. something quagmire wld do.

      • says it’s undetermined. They say that the scene in question shows a darken area but it’s not clear whether this was suppose to be her colored underwear, a mistake in coloring, or her nether regions.

  7. Jennifer Lopez is a producer? An “actress”? A “singer”? I guess that anyone with sex appeal would do good if they “shake” it/make a home-made sex tape/get a part on jersey shore…

    To be totally honest, I thought she killed herself after Cartman made fun of her on south park… But i guess that only the good die young…

  8. I think she acts better than a lot of “real” actresses. She’s a good fit for the role. Good luck to her.

  9. IMO Penelope Cruz should be Carmen.

  10. So tired of hearing about jennifer lopez! One of the worst actresses out there with a horrible attitude imo

  11. carmen sandiego is a 80′s & 90′s icon.

  12. woww a carmen sandiego live action movie whatta sweeeet ieda

  13. you know if Apollonia, was a few years younger. she could’ve pulled this role off?

  14. So any news on whos playing CS?