Ryan Reynolds will be starring in the remake of classic comedy Clue. Set to be the first film in a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox and Ryans production company Maximum Effort, Ryan will produce as well as star in the remake. As yet we don’t know which role he will play but, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are in talks to write up this movie. Although the project is in its very early days and not expected on screens anytime soon, I’m still excited.
In 1985, director Jonathan Lynn and screenwriter John Landis adapted the popular Parker Brothers (Hasbro) game Clue into a feature film. Starring Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), and Michael McKean (Short Circuit 2). With game favorites such as Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, and Miss Scarlet. Even though the movie wasn’t a box office hit, over time its reputation as a classic cult comedy has grown.
Fun Fact: There are three different endings to this film that was distributed to theatres upon release, which I think was a genius idea.
If I had to choose a role from the original film, Reynolds could probably play Wadsworth, played by Curry himself.
Ryans previous works with 20th Century Fox includes Deadpool which earned a whopping $132,434,639 on opening and Wolverine ($85,058,003). The next Deadpool film is due to hit theatres May 2018 co-starring Josh Brolin (Goonies) as Cable and Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino. Will the sequel be better than the first film? Is that even possible?
Last month, Reynolds announced his role in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, the latest live-action creation based on the game of the same title.
Which Clue character would you like to see Ryan play? Who is your favorite character from the game? As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!