A cult movie is going to be remade for the modern-day audience, and Ryan Reynolds is going to produce as well as star in this film which is based on the board game Clue.
The upcoming film will be the first film as a part of the new production deal between Reynolds and 20th Century Fox which was declared today.
Reynolds’ Maximum Effort banner will produce Clue, and it has just made a 3-year deal with Fox. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the Deadpool writers, are taking care of the script. Since Clue is a Hasbro property, Maximum Effort will work in tandem with the toy brand’s Allspark Pictures movie division.
Deadline claimed that this is a big deal for Fox leadership, which was orchestrated by CEO Stacey Snider and Emma Watts, considering the mega success of Deadpool. Deadpool made $783 million at the box-office, which made it the highest-grossing R-rated film ever.
Fox’s release list has Deadpool scheduled for May, which will bring the Merc With The Mouth back into theaters and will also be the big screen debut of Cable. The time-traveling mutant is portrayed by Josh Brolin, and the film is being touted as a starting point for an X-Force franchise in the coming years.
However, all such plans might get scrapped after Walt Disney Company takes over the entertainment business of 21st Century Fox next year, but, as of now, both companies seem to be going about their plans in a very normal way. Therefore, it would be unlikely to see any X-Men character appear in an MCU film in the near future.
Traditionally, films based on board games haven’t done very well, with not many being as successful as the original Clue which released in 1985 and featured Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd, etc. Curry played the role of a mysterious butler Wadsworth, and the other cast members portrayed various characters from the game.
The film had three different cinematic endings, and each venue showed one of the three. Although the film received mixed reviews and didn’t do well at the box-office, it has gone on to become a cult classic.
There is not much information available related to Reynolds’ version of the franchise, but, details will emerge once the movie enters development stage.
The presently untitled Deadpool sequel is listed to release in cinemas on May 18th.