The upcoming Clue remake, set to re-team star Ryan Reynolds with his Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, has been searching for a new director. Reynolds’ The Change-Up co-star Jason Bateman had been set to direct, but he exited the project. Now, the production is reportedly eyeing James Bobin to helm the film.
Bobin worked his way up as a behind-the-scenes comedy veteran, before making his directorial debut with 2011’s The Muppets. He went on to direct the sequel – itself a comedy-mystery-thriller type á la Clue – Muppets Most Wanted, and has also directed Alice Through The Looking Glass and the Dora The Explorer adaptation, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold.
He would seem a good choice to helm Clue considering his other films have all been light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek affairs as this one is expected to be. No other cast members other than Reynolds have been cast yet, perhaps due to the uncertainty in the director’s chair.
The popular board game was originally adapted into a film in 1985 starring the likes of Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, and Madeline Kahn, and has since become a cult classic. People forget that that version played its premise straight, but it’s hard to imagine this version doing the same considering the names involved. Expect plenty of jokes at the movie itself.
If Bobin does indeed sign on to direct, we’ll wait and see who else joins Reynolds in the cast. One expects the studio would like a healthy, star-driven ensemble if they can, but who knows how interested big names are in a Clue remake. It may end up being a film populated with up-and-coming stars.