It had to happen eventually. Hollywood is making a reboot of a previously produced movie based on a board game.
According to Variety, Gore Verbinski, director the the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and The Ring, is attached to produce…and direct…a big-screen version of the classic board game Clue.
But…didn’t this happen once before? Wasn’t there a little 1985 movie starring Christopher Lloyd and Tim Currie? Yes, there was. It was critically panned, but the critics were wrong. The original Clue is one of the best farces ever put to celluloid. It builds from a dry humor to absolute absurdity. And the alternate endings prove that absolutely anyone could have performed the murders and paints the whole murder mystery in a new and fun light. I love that movie.
So, Gore, here is my suggestion. Make this as remake of the original movie. Do it shot for shot, Psycho style. And when people give you crap about it, flip them off and set fire to some of your Pirates money.
Seriously, though, it does beg the question…
“Mr. Verbinski, you just completed one of the most successful adventure franchises of all time. The world is your oyster. What’s next?”
Now we know the answer. Clue. The movie.