The 1985 ‘Clue’ was a financial flop when it came out, but later found a cult following. Featuring an all-star cast that includes performances from Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, Rian Johnson even cited the film as an inspiration for his hit murder mystery film ‘Knives Out.’
Therefore, it’s all too predictable that a studio would pursue a remake of ‘Clue’ after the success of Johnson’s film. Produced by Disney subsidiary 20th Century Studios (Formerly 20th Century Fox), the film now has ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’s James Bobin in talks to direct. Ryan Reynolds will lead what is said to be an all-star cast. Original director Jason Bateman, who was also slated to co-star, backed out of both directing and starring due to commitments to the Netflix series ‘Ozark.’
Bobin has a history with all-star casts, as well as Disney, having directed ‘The Muppets’ and its sequel, ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (‘Zombieland,’ ‘Deadpool’) wrote the screenplay.
The original Jonathan Lynn movie, based on the Hasbro board game, followed six guests who are anonymously invited to a strange mansion. After the host is killed, the visitors must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as bodies pile up.
There is no release date as of now.
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.