It’s been a while with no news about the reboot of the classic board game CLUE from Hasbro that was launched in August 2016 by 20th Century Studiosuntil now that the Deadline medium reports that the project advances its development signing the services of a new scriptwriter.
Is about Ears Uziel (The Lost City, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, The Cloverfield Paradox, 22 Jump Street) has been hired by the studio to do a “major rework” of the current first draft that was written by Rhett Reese y Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool).
James Bobin (The Muppets, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Dora and the Lost City of Golf), took the director’s chair since February 2020. While a couple of years earlier, in 2018, it was announced that the remake will star and be produced by Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool).
Reynolds will produce with his company Maximum Effort, expanding his collaboration with the studio, with which he has a productive working relationship since the franchise. Deadpool.
20th Century and the eOne company are the other producers of the film.
The popular board game had its first live-action adaptation for the big screen in 1985, with the comedy turned into a cult classic, directed by Jonathan Lynn, and starring a great cast, including Tim Curry, Christopher Llyod, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, and Michael McKean.
The film is based on Hasbro’s famous board game from 1949. Its story is set in a large and secluded Victorian mansion where various colorful characters gather for dinner, responding to the invitation of an unknown host. When the house goes dark due to a brief power outage, the lifeless body appears in the living room of one of the dinner attendees.
Now, they must find out who among them has been the culprit, not an easy task considering that they all had compelling reasons to commit the crime; Professor Plum works in DC where everyone lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is a former employee of Yvette, who in turn had an affair with Mrs. White’s husband. The group will be involved in a network of death, lies and laughter.
the remake of Clue will have no connection to the 1985 cult classic. At the moment there is no information about the character that will be played by Reynolds.