Earlier this year, it was announced that a live action Clue film is in development with Ryan Reynolds at the helm. Deadpool writing team, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, will collaborate on the script, which will be based on the popular board game. Hasbro Studios’ live action film and television production label, Allspark Pictures, will also produce.
At the NYC premiere of Deadpool 2, Rhett Reese talked to MTV News about the reboot, saying, “It will have elements of [the original movie], but it’s important that we don’t try and just rehash it… We want to build on it. We want to take some of what makes it fun and funny, but then we want to do our own thing. It’s about finding that balance.”
The original film adaptation of Clue came out in 1985 and featured a stellar cast that included Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, and Michael McKean. Although the film was a financial flop, it has since gained a cult following. Reese spoke about Clue’s devoted fans and says, “Hopefully we don’t upset the Clue-hounds because there are a lot of them apparently. We didn’t realize this until we signed up.”
Of course, the writing team made waves when it was announced that Marvel’s Deadpool was going to be R-rated because superhero films normally just don’t go there. Especially if it’s Marvel. They may be amping things up a bit for Clue as well and going for the same rating. Although the original film had some fun raunch to it, it was released with a PG rating. Reese spoke about this, teasing, “Don’t be surprised if Clue is an R-rated…” Before adding, “Potentially.”
Deadpool 2 was released in theaters over the last weekend and has already grossed $125.5 million. Although this is less than the first film’s $132.4 million launch, it effectively bumped Avengers: Infinity War from its number one spot at the box office. Now that the film has been released, perhaps we’ll hear more about the reboot here soon.
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