Alas, I spoke too soon with hopes that Hollywood had abandoned the '80s movie remake biz. It turns out that Ryan Reynolds has just inked a deal to remake Clue.
The original 1985 Clue – an adaptation of the famous boardgame – was catapulted into cult status thanks to an all-star cast including Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren.
In the movie (as in the game), six guests are invited to a party at a strange house and must cooperate with the maid and butler to solve a murder mystery. The 1985 movie had three possible endings with cinemas each receiving randomly different climaxes. The movie was savaged by critics and ignored by audiences, but found new acclaim in the home video market.
Several Clue remakes have been announced in recent years though none have panned out to date. Deadline.com reports that Reynolds have given 20th Century Fox a three-year, first-look deal for a new Clue. Reynolds could produce and/or star in the film as well.
To bring added intrigue to the deal, the actor is trying to bring his original Deadpool writers to the project.