I never saw the original CLUE, but the 1985 film has always been spoken of with high regard within the theatrical community I come from. It featured a stellar cast of comedic performers from that era, including Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, and Michael McKean, and everyone I know who’s seen it acts like it’s a real gem. Now there’s word that a long-gestating remake of the film has found a new home, and that it’s getting the franchise treatment.
If you ask me, this sounds more like an all-new interpretation/adaptation of the classic board game and not a remake of the 1985 film.
So what do the folks at Fox have in mind? Why, a “worldwide mystery” with action-adventure elements, of course! To that end, they’ve got Josh Feldman producing the Hasbro production, with the hope that the new CLUE can do for the board game what Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS movies did for the old toys. Feldman is the head of Hasbro’s TV and film division, and he’s overseeing the expansion of the TRANSFORMERS film series, the movie adaptations of MONOPOLY, RISK, and CANDY LAND, more G.I. JOE movies, and now he’s got CLUE on his to-do, too.
This all comes from Tracking-Board, who are reporting that CLUE– which was previously set up at Universal- is now a Fox production.
There’s no word yet on when this CLUE film will get made, but I think you can ask the butler. He’s in the kitchen, by the candlesticks.