by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief
Even though I was a child of the 80’s and identify most of my film tastes to everything that I absorbed, I didn’t see the original 1985 film adaptation for the board game Clue until a couple years ago. I couldn’t believe that a film that delightful had somehow escaped me for all those years. Thankfully I saw it, but man, what a terrific film that I would have worn out, had I seen it as a kid.
Now The Tracking Board reports that a new film based on Clue is in the works at 20th Century Fox. Universal worked for years to get a new film off the ground until 2011, with Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski attached to direct last. No word on whether or not Verbinski will have anything to do with the film now that it’s at Fox.
Unsurprisingly there are no story details at this point, but like everything these days Fox may be hoping to make a franchise out of Clue with The Tracking Board reporting, “there’s a desire to move the story out of the parlor and make it a game of “worldwide mystery” with action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise that could play well internationally.”
This drives me nuts. How about focusing on making a single entertaining film, rather than trying to focus on multiple films? Let’s learn to walk before we run.
I can’t imagine anyone else taking up the historic roles after the 1985 film. Who would be your pick to play Miss Scarlet or Yvette?
I have a thought on who I’d love to see as Mr. Body…
Maybe it’s just wish fulfillment.