According to Tracking Board, Hasbro is working with 20th Century Fox for a remake of the 1985 cult classic (itself based on the board game of the same name). A new version of "Clue" has been in the works for years, with Hasbro first partnering with Universal to turn their board games into movies. But that deal only yielded the disaster that was the "Battleship" movie and the blink-and-you-missed-it "Ouija" movie. Hasbro then turned to director Gore Verbinski to direct and produce, but the project fell into development hell.
But Hasbro is seemingly determined to remake "Clue." Not only that, Tracking Board notes the company wants the new version to be a "worldwide mystery with action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise that could play well internationally."
Hey, if Marvel, DC Comics, and even Transformers can have their own universes, Hasbro wants one, too. And it'll use whatever candlesticks, ropes, and lead pipes necessary to make it happen.
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Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer. Read More