The guys who brought Deadpool to the big screen are now working on a reboot of the popular Hasbro mystery game Clue.
According to Deadline, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has signed a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox for his production company, Maximum Effort, and the first project that Reynolds is getting underway is a new live-action version of Hasbro's popular board game, which was filmed once before in 1985 (there have also been comics, spin-off games, books, a short-lived TV show, and even an Off-Broadway musical).
The feature will be produced by Reynolds, who will also star, and is expected to be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (pictured above). The pair, who wrote the first Deadpool and were involved in several drafts of the upcoming sequel (which was then passed to Drew Goddard), are in talks to pen the screenplay. As for casting, SYFY WIRE has compiled a helpful list of suggestions based on the IDW comic by Paul Allor and Nelson Daniel, in case the producers are interested.
Hasbro's recently launched film production arm, Allspark, is producing the movie alongside Reynolds. That means Clue may have escaped the recently reported scaling back of several other Hasbro projects, such as movies based on ROM: Spaceknight, M.A.S.K., and possibly Micronauts, all of which were heralded as part of a Hasbro Cinematic Universe in 2016 (although, to be fair, those were all parked at Paramount, while Clue is going through Fox).
It's no surprise that Reynolds could land himself a production deal at Fox: Deadpool, which he pushed to make for five years, earned some $783 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. So Fox likely wants to keep its star happy, especially with Deadpool 2 waiting to mop up more money when it arrives on May 18. And since Disney is in the process of buying Fox, that is likely to bring Reynolds' company under the Mouse House banner, even outside of his future Deadpool obligations.
There's no hint of a release date for Clue yet, so we may be waiting a minute before we find out if Professor Plum committed the murder in the library with the dagger ...