Gore Verbinski to Direct Clue

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?



  • TheAllKnowingGod

    More like BORE Verbinski. LOL!

  • Bob The Slob

    god dammit! uh…yeah I know…but i need to say it…fuck the world, and damn kids and your music.

  • Liz

    “What do you think, does Clue have more potential than Monopoly or Candy Land”

    Clue is the only one that already has a built in story by default, so it definitely has more potential. There’s no narrative in Monopoly or Candyland, so one has to be created and chances are it will be pretty awkward to build a story around the game, whereas Clue is your basic run-of-the-mill murder mystery. I haven’t seen the original in about fifteen years, but I don’t see why it couldn’t be done as a thriller or something.

  • rus in chicago

    Like Pirates of the Caribbean it all comes down to the screenplay. People need to realize what is going on with these projects – the studios are using the game, ride, etc. as a starting point that has a known BRAND and taking off from there. Pirates has next to nothing to do with the Disney ride other than being the “spark” to get Ted Elliot and Terry Russo started on a story idea. If the screenwriters for these board games can develop a story that meets approval of the studio head they will get made. Any past toy, board game has potential if you take the essence of that product and let the screenwriters mind wonder.

    Care bears – robotic toy that helps babysit youngsters is called in to service when a robber invades.

    Chutes and Ladders – Henry, a building operator for an old Gothic office tower, must navigate a world of old pipes and ladders to save a once proud building from falling in on its occupants.

    Barbie – A down on her luck 80s model fights to get medical reform for woman that were methodically augmented by a worldwide cosmetic and model conglomerate.

  • Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?! The 1985 version is delightfully campy and ridiculous.

  • YTF would some motherfuckers wanna make another Clue movie!? Did the first one make a lot of money? I hope not cause it was horrifically boring.

  • rick

    it’s about time they revamp this movie. The first one was so wacky and hillarious, lets see a more serious (with some humor attatched) and more horrifying version

  • Daedalus

    Clue sort of encounters the same problem that the recent Batman films overcame. You couldn’t produce anything similar. The entire tone of the series was changed from its predecessors. You need something different. So Clue needs to change. Murders, farce and the butler did it won’t do. Why not a weekend at an investment party on Long Island and over the weekjend the details of an unpleasant truth are slowly emerging about a financial deal or deals that they entered with the host. Have the guests acquired inside information that they intend to use to minamizize their losses or will somebody blow the whistle? Was the host fooled? Or didn’t he care? Perhaps secure in his conviction over the strength of greed? Why should a Clue film even consider a murder? A Clue film should appeal to a sense of justice and wonder if there are more good people than bad people in this sort of environment. You need a unique film.

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  • Rick

    Hey, so….is this still happening or what? lol just curious because I still would really like to see this happen.