It was Ryan Reynolds in the Study with a lead pipe!
The next 1980s era soft-horror reboot in the works in another adaptation of the board game Clue. The seminal who-done-it for 3 to 6 players ages 8 and above was previously adapted to film in 1858 with Jonathan Lynn directing from a script he penned with John Landis. That movie starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, and Madeline Kahn.
Word of the reboot comes from MTV News:
Ryan Reynolds has successfully dirtied the once-spotless superhero movie record with his sarcastic, vulgar projection of Deadpool onto the big screen — and now he and the film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are coming after another untarnished, beloved childhood favorite: board games.
As previously announced, the trio is currently working on a new live-action Clue movie based on the classic game, and it seems like a given that Reynolds, Reese, and Wernick would infuse the murder mystery with comedy — just like the 1985 cult sensation starring Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd.
While fans of the original movie may be harder to please, there is one thing fans of their foul-mouthed franchise will appreciate. “Don’t be surprised if Clue is an R-rated…” Wernick teased, adding a non-committal, “Potentially.”
Obviously, there’s still a lot to be worked out here, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional Clue related news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1985’s Clue below.
Official Synopsis: Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.