The 1985 adaptation of the ‘Clue’ board game did not have a warm reception upon its debut, but slowly found its way into being a cult classic. Director Rian Johnson counts himself among its fans, even citing it as a source of inspiration for his upcoming murder mystery, ‘Knives Out.’
It now appears that ‘Clue’ has found itself another fan in Disney/Fox, who are developing a new feature film adaptation. The studio is eyeing Jason Bateman (‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Game Night’) for a lead role opposite Ryan Reynolds (‘Deadpool,’ ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’). This would mark a reunion between Bateman and Reynolds, as they both starred in the 2011 comedy, ‘The Change-Up.’
Moreover, Bateman, fresh off his Best Directing Emmy win for Netflix’s ‘Ozark,’ is also in talks to serve as director.
Previously, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the duo who wrote each film in both the ‘Zombieland’ and ‘Deadpool’ franchises, were penning the script. However, Deadline reports Bateman and Reynolds will now be tackling the screenplay. Reynolds previously co-wrote ‘Deadpool 2.’
There is yet no word as to when the film will shoot or when it will release.