Gore Verbinski takes a Clue

He’ll direct the board game adaptation

Gore Verbinski has signed on to helm a live-action version of the Hasbro board game Clue for Universal.

The game, which originated here as Cluedo, is one of the few that has the actual ingredients to make an actual film (unlike, say, Candy Land), since there’s a murder to solve.

The iconic suspects include Professor Plum, Mrs White and Colonel Mustard, with weapons including a rope, a knife and that old murderous favourite, a candlestick.

This will be the second time that Clue has made the leap to celluloid in 1985, when Jonathan Lynn directed a comedy version that starred Tim Curry, Michael McKean and Christopher Lloyd.

This time we’re thinking the plot could take a darker tone…

[Source: Variety]

Are game adaptations already played out? Or could Clue be a new classic?


    • mattburgess

      Feb 25th 2009, 22:37

      Clue was great! Don't mess with a classic! Unless you want to start making films where the audience affect the outcome by voting? This would be perfect for that.

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