Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 Clue, based on the popular board game, was a wild and whacky 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, Variety reports.
Reynolds’ deadpan serious delivery and comic sensibilities make him the perfect choice to topline the remake, assuming they keep it tonally similar to the original. As a clue (no pun intended), Deadpool‘s writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are penning the script.
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.