Actor Ryan Reynolds has locked down a three-year, first look deal between his company Maximum Effort and 20th Century Fox. The first project on that list? A new adaptation of the board game “Clue”.
The Wrap reports that Reynolds’ company and Allspark Pictures will produce the film, based on the Hasbro board game. “Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are in talks to pen the script.
A stone cold classic of the comedy genre, 1985’s previous film adaptation “Clue” has earned a massive cult following over the years and is considered one of the few successful film adaptations of a game or toy in this case “Clue” (aka. “Cluedo”). Jonathan Lynn directed and co-wrote the original with John Landis, while the cast included the likes of Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Eileen Brennan.
The film famously had three possible endings and different cinemas received different ones. All were included on the home video release. The producers involved say this is NOT a remake of the film, rather a new take on the game premise.