Clue might be up for a reboot with Ryan Reynolds and the writers of Deadpool, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, in talks to helm the project. The film is being spearheaded by Reynolds’ production company, Maximum Effort, and Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro. The film will be based on Hasbro’s popular murder mystery board game by the same name.
At first blush, the task of adapting Clue for a modern audience seems daunting, but that’s likely what most would have said about Deadpool before the smash success of Tim Miller’s 2016 film. Clue, of course, is a very different story that innately revolves around misdirection and guile.
The first adaptation of the Hasbro board game Clue was released in 1985 with Tim Curry in the lead role. Curry played Wadsworth, the Butler upon whom the task of solving an elaborate murder was foisted. Clue is unique in that the film has no true ending. Three separate endings for the film were produced. At the time of the movie’s theatrical release, the different endings were sent out to various theaters. All three endings were only made available to audiences in the film’s home release.
Whether Reynolds’ Clue with hew closer to the 1985 film or create a mythology all its own has yet to be revealed. If the recent success of Jumanji is any indication, a complete re-imagining of the classic film can’t be ruled out. Clue is still in the early stages of production, so no casting or release information is available yet.