Get your sleuthing caps ready to find out if it was Professor Plum in the conservatory with the knife or Mrs. White in the billiards room with the rope, because the Hasbro game Clue is getting another film.
According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has signed a three-year first look deal with Ryan Reynolds and his production company Maximum Effort and the first picture to come out of that deal will be a new live-action Clue feature film produced by and starring Reynolds. Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will produce the film as well and it will re-team Reynolds with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
There is no word on what role Reynolds will take on, if it will be one of the colorful guests or mansion owner Mr. Boddy or someone else, but the film is said to be based on the mythology of the popular board game.
Clue, of course, was previously adapted into a film in 1985 a dark comedy starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Michael McKean among others. It didn’t do as well as hoped in theaters, many attributing it to the various endings that were shown at different theaters, but has since become a very popular cult classic.