Ryan Reynolds' production company Maximum Effort has signed a three-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, and Reynolds has already picked his first project. Drafting in Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Reynolds is eyeing the lead role in a new film version of the classic board game Cluedo.
Based on Hasbro's bestselling game, Tim Curry led an all-star cast in the 1985 movie adaptation that still stands up as one of the best motion pictures based on a game of any kind. Naturally, a reboot of something beloved is always a risky venture, but the Reynolds/Reese/Wernick trifecta is a proven partnership that yields entertaining results. Even last year's sci-fi horror dud Life (co-starring Reynolds and written by Reese and Wernick) managed a few decent jumps.
The new movie was first reported in 2016 when Fox acquired the rights. Back then, the new Clue would take on a more globe-trotting-mystery comedy format, opposed to the period set single location farce of the original. There are currently no details on a potential release date, but it is believed Reynolds is making Clue a high priority and will likely go before cameras before he reprises Deadpool again in X-Force. Reynolds is back on our screens as the Merc with a Mouth slightly earlier than previously expected, Deadpool 2 will now arrive in cinemas on May 18 instead of on June 1, and a new trailer is due to arrive very soon.