The beloved board game Clue is returning to the big screen and looks like it will feature everyone’s favorite wise-cracking mercenary, Deadpool!
Just kidding! Well, sort of. About half the statement above is true. A new feature film based on the Hasbro game Clue has been in development as far back as 2011 with Gore Verbinski was attached to direct, but fell into ‘development hell\ after the director left the project. The project was under Universal Studios until 20th Century Fox acquired the rights last year. We now have more talent attached to it in the form of Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds. (See, told you I was partially telling the truth.)
What We Know
According to Variety, Reynolds has signed a 3 year first-look deal with Fox through his production company Maximum Effort, essentially giving him dibs on any scripts that come through the studio. The first movie coming down the pipeline will be Clue, written by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. In addition to producing, Reynolds could potentially star in the film as well. When the film was at Universal, the movie was described as a “worldwide action mystery”. Now that the reigns are in Reynolds’ hands, we’ll see if that remains the case.
It’s also unclear if the film will be a remake of the cult classic Clue or not. For those of you who live under rocks, the 1985 version of the film was a classic dinner mystery with a dark comedic twist. The movie was famous for having 3 different endings and an ensemble cast, led by the brilliant Tim Curry. The film did poorly at the box office, but eventually gained a cult following.
That’s all we know for now about the film, with more details likely to come out once the script is complete. It’s also unknown how this situation will play out once the Fox/Disney deal from last month is finalized. Many things are still up in the air, but I’m excited for this creative team to be involved with the property. Ryan Reynolds also has a great track record in genre films, giving some of his best performances in films like The Voices and Buried. So it’s safe to say the property is in good hands.
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