Clue is returning to the big screen…
This time, with Ryan Reynolds.
According to Deadline, it looks as though 20th Century Fox is working on a new adaptation of Clue – the popular Hasbro board game… and it’s going to star Ryan Reynolds.
“Fox has made a three-year first look deal with [Ryan Reynolds’ production company] Maximum Effort to hatch projects for the studio. They’ve got the first picture that Reynolds will produce under the new deal,” they revealed. “It is a live action film based on the Hasbro board game Clue.”
Known as ‘Cluedo’ here in the UK, the classic board game tasks players with solving a murder mystery – deducing who committed the crime, in which room of a mansion house, with which potential murder weapon.
It’s a classic board game that surely everyone knows.
And it’s already been brought to the big screen in the 1985 movie, Clue. An ensemble mystery comedy, it was led by the ever-brilliant Tim Curry and also starred Lesley Ann Warren as Ms Scarlet, Martin Mull as Colonel Mustard, Madeline Kahn as Mrs White, Christopher Lloyd as Professor Plum, Eileen Brennan as Mrs Peacock, and Michael McKean as Mr Green.
It’s currently unknown which role Ryan Reynolds will take… or whether any of these roles will make it into the new, updated Clue.
But it does reteam Reynolds with Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
It’s certainly an interesting project, and I have to wonder whether they’ll be going down a more comedic route (much like the earlier movie) with Ryan Reynolds and his Deadpool team in tow.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.