After the announcement of the Disney-Fox deal, there have been a lot of questions regarding how Fox properties will fit into Disney. A deal between Fox and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort might have just given us a clue.
According to one of the latest reports from Deadline, Fox made a 3-year deal with Maximum Effort to make projects for this studio with the first movie being directed by Reynolds and it would be a live-action adaptation of Hasbro’s Clue. Maximum Effort will be producing this movie with Allspark Pictures which is a film division of Hasbro. This project will have Reynolds return with Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
The deal is pretty huge for Fox. Deadpool has been the studio’s highest grossing movie after Avatar and the Marvel Comics-movie grossed $783 million and made this movie the highest grossing R-rated movie globally. It is significant because it will keep Reynolds working with Fox through the merger which may take up to a year to complete.
Clue, the board game is about a murder-mystery with many players taking on the characters like Colonel Mustard and the players try to figure out who has killed the victim. This movie had been adapted into 1985’s Clue and starred Tim Curry. In 2008, Universal had also tried to make a version with Gore Verbinski. But this project had been abandoned, and Fox got the rights to Clue.
The audiences will see Reynolds in the Deadpool sequel which will release on May 18th.