Nearly 35 years after its previous cinematic adaptation, the Clue board game will return to the silver screen! Twentieth Century Fox plans to reboot the franchise in the form of a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
Deadline reports that the film is the product of a three-year first look deal that the studio just reached with Reynolds and his Maximum Effort production company. The live-action movie and the umbrella deal it falls under follows Fox’s and Reynolds’ lucrative collaboration on the acclaimed Deadpool franchise.
Clue last hit the big screen in 1985. Co-written by John Landis, the darkly humorous whodunnit featured a talented ensemble cast, including Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd. It is remembered for its playful approach to the morbid content of the murder mystery it presents. Reynolds’ recent performances in Deadpool, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and the upcoming Detective Pikachu make him an excellent candidate for such a production.
Originally titled, Murder!, Hasbro’s Clue board game has existed in some form since 1944. New rooms and suspects have been added to the game with subsequent reissues. Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will serve as co-producers on the project.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on the Clue reboot as they break!