A ‘Clue’ Remake Is In The Works

Above: Over three decades after the last cinematic adaptation of Clue, 20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to remake the classic board game
A 'Clue' Remake Is In The Works

One of the great cult classics to come out of the 80s is getting a remake.

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to remake Clue, the classic-board-game-turned-box-office-flop-turned-cult-classic. A remake was originally eyed by Universal Studios before the studio dropped the project in 2011.

The Tracking Board broke the story about Clue‘s new studio, which reportedly wants to “move the story out of the parlor and make it a game of ‘worldwide mystery’ with action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise that could play well internationally.” Of course, it’s too early to tell if that approach will actually happen.

Clue premiered in theaters around the globe back in 1985, putting a comedic, live-action take on the popular board game, which was created in 1948. Director Jonathan Lynn and screenwriter John Landis adapted the Clue board game (which was originally called Cluedo in England) into the original movie which was shot with three possible endings, which were presented in succession on the home video release. The cast was perfection and included: Tim Curry (Wadsworth), Martin Mull (Colonel Mustard), Madeline Kahn (Mrs. White), Lesley Ann Warren (Miss Scarlet), Christopher Lloyd (Professor Plum), Eileen Brennan (Mrs. Peacock), Michael McKean (Mr. Green) and Colleen Camp (Yvette), but the film was considered a box office flop. It was massacred by most critics and ultimately grossed a measly $14.6 million (or $31.8 million adjusted for inflation).

But, back to Clue version 2.0. No word on the movie’s potential cast or release date.

So… Will it be Miss Scarlet in the conservatory with the candlestick? Or Mr. Green in the kitchen with a rope? It’s anyone’s guess at this point.

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