For the most part, a fair amount of our favorite childhood movies and TV shows are probably better left in our fond memories. But nostalgia alone will not prevent Hollywood from rebooting them for modern audiences; in fact, studios count on nostalgia to draw in old fans along with a new crop who will buy up all of their merchandise. Occasionally, a property pops up that deserves new life for more reasons than monetary gain. Our world is becoming increasingly interactive on a global level. At the very least, a rudimentary knowledge of world geography is to be expected. Who in the world could possibly help kids learn these facts and have fun while doing it? Hit the jump to find out. Hollywood! Adapt this: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Walden Media has acquired the feature rights to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and they’re hoping Jennifer Lopez will help them answer the question. While I think Lopez could actually be a good choice to portray the anti-heroine, at this moment she’s only in talks to produce through her Nuyorican Productions. The project has been described as National Treasure meets The Thomas Crown Affair.
Originally starting as an educational computer game before turning into a cartoon series (and game show), Carmen Sandiego follows the titular anti-heroine as she travels the world stealing irreplaceable artifacts. Her former partner at the ACME Detective Agency must try to stay one step ahead of her and bring her in. Hit the jump for more.