Board game enthusiasts are surely familiar with Cluedo (Clue in North America), the murder mystery game where players try to guess who killed the victim, what weapon was used, and where the crime took place. It has become an instant classic with different editions featuring Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and 24. The game became a bigger hit when it was translated into a film, called Clue, released in 1985.
The film, starring Tim Curry, received mixed reviews and performed poorly at the box office, but it became a cult classic because of its humor, cast (the characters were named after characters in the board game), and ending.
Now, a remake is in the works as 20th Century Fox has partnered with Hasbro, the publisher of the board games, for a new spin on the game and the 1985 film.
News of a remake began floating around in 2011 but was dropped. It looks like the game is now afoot, as names have already been attached to the project. Josh Feldman will be the producer of Hasbro Studios, Ryan Jones will be the executive producer, and Daria Cercek will oversee for 20th Century Fox. There is still no word over the cast and director, but the film will reportedly be a “worldwide mystery” with touches of action and adventure.
The remake is part of Hasbro’s six-year deal with Universal to create at least four adaptations of its flagship games, including Monopoly, Candyland, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong
The film does not have a release date yet.
Watch the trailer of the first Clue film below:
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