Tuesday night, on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert talked about the game Candy Crush. He was astonished that the company that made the game, King Digital, recently sold for a staggering $5.9 billion to Activision, the maker of games such as Call of Duty and Guitar Hero. Colbert said the enormous sum is more than Disney paid for Star Wars and is about as much as he would pay to see the next Star Wars movie “right now.”
The Late Show host went on to say that Candy Crush likely sold for such a high amount because last year, “their 474 million monthly users spent more than $1.3 billion.” That is not all, “Activision Blizzard just announced the creation of their own movie and television studio to make films based on their games.” Stephen Colbert deduced that “It’s only a matter of time before Activision makes a movie out of Candy Crush,” that would include an all-star cast “featuring Liam Neeson as Mr. Toffee.”
Then The Late Show host showed a clip of what the Candy Crush movie might look like. Liam Neeson plays the part of Mr. Toffee and Stephen Colbert is his son. Neeson has been pierced with a candy cane and is near death when his son finds him. While Colbert calls for the Doughnut Doctor, Neeson tells him no, saying his game is almost over. Neeson goes on to say he is out of moves, and he has gotten his last candy rush from Candy Crush. As Mr. Toffee dies, his son vows to crush on in his memory, and says he will share his father’s high score on Facebook. See the video below.
By Trixie Dillwood
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