Peeps: You either love them or you hate them. Unless, of course, you’ve never had them, which should probably be a crime.
But in case you don’t know, the Easter-themed candy consists of a marshmallow that’s covered in colored sugar crystals and most often formed into the shape of either a chick or a bunny. We know, based solely on that description, it seems obvious that this classic candy should star in a Hollywood movie, but up to now, it’s never been done. However, that might change!
According to Deadline, Adam Rifkin has optioned film and TV rights to the fancy marshmallow treats for what could be a “Lego Movie-esque family epic set the night before a Peeps diorama contest, when a wayward Peep gets misplaced and must adventure through the fantasy lands of different-themed dioramas before the contest’s judging begins.” Ah yes, the tale of the lost Peep. It is a classic, I must admit. But what if this movie went another direction? What other things would make for a good Peep movie? We’ve got some ideas:
Who Am I? A young Peep, let’s name him Duke, has a bit of an identity crisis when he realizes that he looks exactly like everyone else. What makes him different? What makes him special? But when he starts volunteering at an Old Peeps Home, he realizes that he can make a difference in Peeple’s lives, and suddenly, little Duke discovers that everyone is special in their own way. (Bring some tissues to this one, guys.)
Peepz in the Hood: Much like the life of a Peep in South Central Los Angeles, this film ain’t no fairytale. And when a war begins between the Crips and the Bloods of the Peep universe, things get sticky. (Because marshmallows explode — get it?)
Peepless in Seattle: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan voice two Peeps who meet on top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Don’t tell me it gets better than that.
Peepzilla: Many a child has put a Peep in the microwave and watched it grow larger. But what if an evil scientist Peep — obviously a bunny-shaped Peep — was trying to find a special serum to ensure that the Peeps wouldn’t deflate after expanding? And after thousands of cruel experiments, the scientist is successful in creating Peepzilla! The film, the trailer for which might look a lot like this, would then follow the Peeps as they tried to survive the terror of Peepzilla. The main Peep would be voiced by Bryan Cranston. That is all.
Save the Last Peep: A Peep dance movie! There’s the bunny Peep, who wants to be a ballerina, and there’s the chick Peep who falls in love with her and helps her achieve her dreams. Also, there’s a killer soundtrack. Alternate title: Step Up 2 the Peeps.
Peeping Tom: Voyeurism would shine in this Rear Window-esque Peep tale about a wheelchair-bound Peep (with stunning blue eyes) who witnesses what appears to be a crime in his neighbor’s apartment.
Peep Warhol: In a desperate attempt not to be eaten, the Peep community gathers to try and prove its importance to society. Their plan? Create beautiful, relevant pieces of artwork that humans wouldn’t dare destroy. Think macaroni art, but with Peeps.
Peeping Out: If Peeps only hit shelves once a year, where are they held the rest of their lives? This film would tell the story of the Peeps’ captivity as one leader — voiced by Mel Gibson — works to free them all from their plastic-wrapped lives. Don’t bring your kids to this one — the torture scenes are intense, and yes, there’s stretching — but it’s all worth it to watch the Peeps fight their way out on Easter Sunday 2025.
Candy Land: After their home planet is destroyed, the Peeps attempt to find refuge in the place where all sweet things are safe from children: Candy Land. John C. Reilly would voice the Peep leader as he leads them across the levels of Candy Land to talk to the almighty king, voiced by Idris Elba, to beg for their chance to relocate permanently.
The Peeping Games: War has erupted on Planet Peep, and everyone is picking a faction. The bunnies are teaming up against the chicks, the pink Peeps versus the yellow ones. It’s all out madness! But two best friends from different factions refuse to fight and work to reunite the entire species before the planet is destroyed. Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley would voice the two besties.
Now it’s your turn! What Peep movie would you watch?