Ryan Reynolds Developing ‘Clue’ Movie At Fox | Film News
Despite the upcoming merger between Disney and Fox likely leaving many people a little antsy over their careers, Ryan Reynolds won’t be sweating it too much, as he has inked a three year first-look deal with Fox to develop new projects, with the first one set to be a film adaptation of the popular Hasbro board game, Clue (or Cluedo to some).
Reynolds will produce and star in an adaptation of the popular board game, with his Maximum Effort and Hasbro’s film division Allspark Pictures producing the film, while Fox is hoping to re-team Reynolds up with his Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
There’s currently no word on who Reynolds might be playing, though this is the kind of project that has promise and is hopefully miles away from the generic roles he usually takes upon outside of Deadpool. Plot details are also under wraps right now, though a previous Tracking Board report suggested that Fox wanted a Clue adaptation to be a little more action/adventure than mystery.
The board game was previously adapted into a feature film in 1985 by writer/director Jonathan Lynn, simply titled Clue, starred Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Madeline Kahn, and went on to become a bit of a cult hit. Considering how quintessentially 80s that film is, it’s is due for a contemporary update and getting Reynolds on board is a good place to start.
Until we learn more about Clue, Reynolds will next be seen in Deadpool 2, which arrives in cinemas Friday, May 18.