It appears reboots aren’t just a trend of 2018 with the comedy classic Clue being one of the latest greenlit to get a comeback.
Earlier this year it was announced Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing team behind Deadpool 1 and 2, as well as Zombieland, have signed on to bring Clue back to the big screen.
They’re working with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and his production company Maximum Effort. In addition to producing, Reynolds is set to star… but, there’s no word on which character he’ll be playing.
More recently (May 21), the duo talked about their plans to refurbish the 1985 movie, which was based on the murder-mystery board game and starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren.
It will be hard to top that cast, but bettering the original isn’t necessarily on their agenda… instead, they’d like to “build on it” and do their “own thing.” Reese told MTV, “It will have elements of [the original movie], but it’s important that we don’t try and just rehash it.”
Wernick revealed concrete plans of how they plan on giving the film some of their edge, saying, “Don’t be surprised if Clue is R-rated… potentially.”
Reese realizes the original film still has a strong following current day and has no inclination to upset the “Clue-hounds,” as the fandom is affectionately referred to.
In case you missed it, here’s a refresher on the original 1985 film:
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