After the blockbuster success of Deadpool and the upcoming Deadpool sequel, Ryan Reynolds has signed his production company to a three-year deal with Fox that kicks off with remaking a classic board game-inspired film.
The deal between Fox and Maximum Effort will allow Reynolds and his company first look at films and the ability to start new projects. The first project under the new deal will be a remake of Clue, which will reunite Reynolds—who will produce and likely star—with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Clue, the 1985 film starring Tim Curry, Lesley Ann Warren, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd, brought the board game to life when six strangers are invited to a mansion and eventually become murder suspects. It even played the concept of alternate endings into the film as it revealed three separate culprits who committed the murder. While it wasn’t received well commercially or critically at the time, it is now considered a cult classic.
Although Reynolds has already given Fox one of its most successful films since Avatar’s theatrical run, it’s unclear how the looming Disney-Fox deal would affect the deal between Reynolds and Fox.
And if the Clue remake moves forward, it would be just the latest movie with an outlandish concept that just might work for Reynolds. On top of Deadpool, Reynolds is also starring in Detective Pikachu as Pikachu.