Watch Liam Neeson Star in Stephen Colbert's Fake Candy Crush Movie
"I spent my best years crushing candy, and yes, as I crushed, I would sometimes think, 'This is a huge waste of time.'"
Stephen Colbert shared a sweet, big-screen prediction during Tuesday's episode of The Late Show.
Since Activision Blizzard made moves last week to purchase Candy Crush-maker King Digital for $5.9 billion, and launch a studio to create movies and television shows based on its intellectual property (beginning with its Call of Duty games), the late-night host said, "Clearly, it's only a matter of time that Activision makes a movie out of Candy Crush, featuring no doubt an all-star cast led by Liam Neeson as Mr. Toffee."
Colbert then stepped into costume to join Neeson as his son in a bit on what the film would entail. "Oh father, you've been pierced with a candy cane! Stay still, I'll get help — someone, someone call the donut doctor!" Colbert shouted.
Neeson, however, told Colbert he's done. "I'm out of moves. ... You've given an old man his final sugar rush."
And though Colbert brought Neeson some lemon drops, he noted, "No, I'm such a fool! I put three of them together and they automatically disappeared! So sorry."
After sharing a game-changing gift, Neeson told Colbert, "There's no place in this sweet world for your salty tears," and shared some final words: "I spent my best years crushing candy, and yes, as I crushed, I would sometimes think, 'This is a huge waste of time. I could be reading a book or anything, but I kept on going.' "
And though Colbert had trouble paying attention due to his own game-playing and refused to revive Neeson for 99 cents, he promised, "Your legacy shall forever be remembered because I will share your high score on Facebook!"
Watch the video below.