Hey, remember the board game movie craze of the early 2010s? We got Battleship, Ouija and… well, that’s about it. But we were also supposed to be getting Monopoly, Candy Land, Risk and Hungry Hungry Hippos movies (among others), but the trend seemed to die pretty quickly after Universal and Hasbro ended their partnership. Now it appears that Hasbro is slowly reviving some of these projects with other studios and they’re starting with the classic detective game Clue. What’s more, they’ve somehow got several members of the Deadpool creative team involved. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to Deadline, Ryan Reynolds is attached to star in Clue for 20th Century Fox and Allspark Pictures based on the Hasbro board game. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are also in talks to write the script. The project is part of a three-year first look deal that Fox has with Reynolds’ production company Maximum Effort. Gore Verbinski was prevously attached to a Clue movie back when it was set up at Universal.
It seems likely that the recent success of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express helped get this movie off the ground, although based on their choice of writers this may be a more of a comedy than a straight up murder mystery. Then again, that’s not surprise since the previous Clue movie made back in 1985 was somewhat comedic with a cast that included Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Michael McKean. The gimmick at the time was that the movie had three different endings divided among various theatres. Do you have any interest in a brand new Clue movie?