Jonathan Lynn’s beloved 1985 film Clue, based on the popular board game, was a wild and wacky murder mystery that was as much fun as it was challenging. Following six guests who are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff in order to solve a murder mystery, it has since become a cult classic.
Now, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is developing a feature film based on the board game as part of a three-year first-look deal he has signed with Fox. Reynolds is likely starring in the board game adaptation, with Zombieland and Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick writing.
Speaking with MTV, Reese and Wernick tease a potentially R-rated adaptation.
“It will have elements of [the original movie], but it’s important that we don’t try and just rehash it,” Reese told MTV. “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. 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.”
Wernick chimed in, “Don’t be surprised if Clue is R-rated… potentially.”
The game, first developed in 1949, is a contest to determine who of six suspects murdered the game’s victim, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used. Each player assumes the role of one of the six suspects, and attempts to deduce.