AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds is getting "Clue". The "Deadpool" actor is set to star in a reboot of 1985's mystery comedy film "Clue" based on the board game of the same name. He will also produce the picture under a three-year first look deal that Twentieth Century Fox just made with his company Maximum Effort.
The reboot will be a live-action film with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first "Deadpool" film, in talks to pen the script, Deadline reports. The story will be based on the mythology of the venerable board game.
Maximum Effort will be producing along with Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro. According to the report, this is a huge deal for Fox chairman/CEO Stacey Snider and vice chairman Emma Watts, especially after the success of "Deadpool" which became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time with $783 million worldwide gross. It's also the highest grossing Fox film since 2009's "Avatar".
The original "Clue" film is an ensemble comedy that finds guests at a mansion trying to find out who killed their blackmailer and another person at the house. True to the nature of the board game, the theatrical release included three possible endings, with different theaters receiving one of the three endings.
The Jonathan Lynn-directed film starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren. It initially received mixed reviews and did poorly at the box office, but later developed a cult following.
Reynolds reprises his role as Wade Wilson a.k.a. the title character in "Deadpool 2", which recently wrapped up the production and is scheduled for a May 18 release in the United States. He has also signed up to star in Legendary's live action Pokemon movie "Detective Pikachu" as the titular character.