Toys and board games being turned into feature-length movies isn’t a huge trend, but we see a new film release every few years from 2012’s Battleship to 2014’s Oujia series, and there is still a Monopoly movie in the works. Now, Clue is getting its second big-screen adaptation, and there are some big names attached.
Ryan Reynolds will star in the upcoming film, which was announced in early 2018. Now, Ozark’s Jason Bateman is in talks to direct and star, according to Deadline. This will be a live-action film based on the Hasbro board game for Fox/Disney.
Clue will also be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who scripted the Reynolds-starring Deadpool movies. At the time of this writing, no release date had been announced.
The original Clue film made its debut in 1985, written by Jonathan Lynn and John Landis and starring Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, and other comedic actors of that time. The film follows six guests invited to a mansion for a dinner party. The host of the event is killed, along with the staff–one-by-one–and they must find out who the killer is, in this genuinely funny film.
What was incredibly innovative about the original film was that during the theatrical showings, audience goers were shown one of three different endings: A, B, and C. In the home release of Clue, ending “C” was the true ending–and it’s by far the funniest of the lot.
As for the remake, if Bateman is hired, the film would be in great hands. The actor/director recently won an Emmy for Directing for a Drama Series for his work on Netflix’s Ozark. The streaming service took home four awards that night for the series Black Mirror, Ozark, and When They See Us.
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