It’s been a few decades since we saw ‘Clue‘ hit the big screen. In 1985, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Eileen Brennan teamed up together to create a lovely comedy/mystery film based on the popular board game of the same name. The film didn’t perform that well at the box office, but it developed a cult following some years later. If you haven’t watched it yet, I’d suggest checking it out. If you don’t want to do it for me, do it for Ryan Reynolds.
The 41-year-old actor has reportedly signed a three-year first-look deal with Fox, and his first project from the new deal will be a live-action feature version of Clue.
According to the report, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will write the project. The Hollywood Reporter provides us with more details:
“Reynolds will produce via his shingle, Maximum Effort, as will Allspark Pictures, the producing arm of Hasbro. Clue is the popular board game that has a murder-mystery premise: Players take on the characters, with monikers such as Professor Plum and Colonel Mustard, to find out who killed the victim, what weapon was used (lead pipe? gun?) and where in an English mansion the murder took place.”
In 2008, Universal tried to make a film version of the game, but their attempts were not successful. Let’s hope this one actually gets made. I have a feeling it would be something special.[mashshare]