Jennifer Lopez Developing Live-Action CARMEN SANDIEGO Adaptation

Lopez in line to play anti-heroine Carmen Sandiego.

Walden Media has acquired the screen rights to ‘Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?’ with plans to develop the live-action film into a starring vehicle for Lopez.

Deadline reports that the plan is to turn the property into ‘National Treasure’ meets ‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’ The official logline for the film is as follows, “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?”

Lopez will produce with her Nuyorican Productions’ partners Benny Medina and Simon Fields. Underground Films’ Nick Osbourne, Trevor Engelson and Devin Andre are also on board to produce.

The property started out as educational videogames to help teach kids geography and history, it was later turned into a game show and animated series. Disney was planning a film adaptation in the late 1990s with Sandra Bullock attached to star, but the project got stuck fell into development hell.