“Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have found their names attached to several projects in recent years, but they’re under some serious scrutiny for one in particular – the new film adaptation of the board game “Clue” (aka. “Cluedo”).
A true classic of the comedy genre, 1985’s previous film adaptation has earned a massive cult following over the years and is considered one of the few successful film adaptations of a game or toy. 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.
In January, Ryan Reynolds signed on to a new production deal with 20th Century Fox with the remake to be the first film under that deal. The “Deadpool” and “Life” scribes became attached and speaking with MTV, Rhett Reese revealed the film isn’t going to try a remake so much as trying to do its own thing:
“It will have elements of (the original movie), but it’s important that we don’t try and just rehash it. We want to build on it. We want to take some of what makes it fun and funny, but then we want to do our own thing. It’s about finding a balance. Hopefully we don’t upset the Clue-hounds because there are a lot of them apparently. We didn’t realize this until we signed up.”
Wernick also added: “Don’t be surprised if Clue is an R-rated (movie)… Potentially.” Whether the film will include the original’s three different endings trick remains to be seen.