Someone out there is a genius. Combining the best of two current Hollywood trends, the remake and the board game movie, Universal Pictures have reportedly hired Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean) to direct a movie based on the murder mystery game Clue. Readers that are old enough to remember the ’80s will probably recall that Clue is the one board game that has already been adapted to a movie; in 1985, Jonathan Lynn directed a feature film version starring Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd. It remains to be seen if the new version will also be released with multiple endings.
The good news is that this will not get in the way of Gore Verbinski’s plans to direct a Bioshock movie… Bioshock will still come first. What I want to know is, how many of these board game movies are actually going to end up getting made? They seem to be attracting a lot of big name talent for these things, but I still refuse to believe that people like Ridley Scott and Gore Verbinski are actually going to waste their time with them. What do you think, does Clue have more potential than Monopoly or Candy Land? Does anyone actually plan on seeing any of these flicks in a non-ironic way?