The classic board game "Clue", which was adapted into a 1985 comedy film, is getting a remake. The game, which lets players solve a murder mystery by figuring out who did it, where they did it and which weapon they used, has already inspired multiple game shows, a TV miniseries, a play, a documentary and an off-Broadway musical, along with a number of other books and games, in addition to the first film.
According to The Tracking Board, the latest "Clue" project comes from 20th Century Fox, with Josh Feldman ("Transformers") producing for Hasbro and Ryan Jones executive producing. There is no director, writer or star attached at this time.
A "Clue" remake has been in the works for years, with talks of the project landing at Universal Pictures back in 2008. Initially, the film was to be directed by Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), before Universal dropped the project in 2011.
Reports say this "Clue" project will differ from the 1985 film, which starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren. The story will reportedly move out of the board game's mansion setting and become a game of "'worldwide mystery' with action-adventure elements," with the goal of potentially turning it into an international franchise.