Ever heard the phrase “Two great tastes that taste great together”? While we’re not certain it applies here, you’ve got to admit that imagining Christopher Lee playing Lord Licorice is the kind of funny that, once seen, cannot be unseen.
Maybe that’s exactly what screenwriter Jonathan Aibel was going for when he announced what his epic board game movie would be like:
“We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.”
That’s the sort of statement that is just so odd, so incomprehensible, that it sticks in your head for days. Aibel does go on to explain what he means, though:
“We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game, although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on. We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.”