Ryan Reynolds is one of our favorite Hollywood actors. From his all-American, white bread good looks to his support of Deadpool’s pansexuality, Reynolds has certified gay heartthrob status. This latest news only strengthens our love for him, as it looks like he’s bringing a queer cult classic back to life with a reboot. In his new three-year first look contract with Fox, Reynolds is working on a Clue remake with the writers of Deadpool.
“Fox has made a three-year first look deal with Reynolds’ Maximum Effort to hatch projects for the studio,” Deadline reports. “They’ve got the first picture that Reynolds will produce under the new deal.”
“It is a live action film based on the Hasbro board game Clue, with Maximum Effort producing along with Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro. Fox is in the process of re-teaming Reynolds with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first Deadpool film. The writers are in talks.”
Ryan Reynolds plus Deadpool plus Clue? We’re in!
Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren. The film was produced by Debra Hill.
In keeping with the nature of the board game, the theatrical release included three possible endings, with different theaters receiving one of the three endings. In the film’s home video release, all three endings were included. The film initially received mixed reviews and did poorly at the box office, grossing $14,643,997 in the United States, until it later developed a cult following.
If you want to fully understand why the film is such a cult classic, this is a great resource. Author Louis Virtel gives 25 reasons, from the soundtrack (for white people who love white people who rip off black people) to Mr. Green’s frank homosexuality, his list has it all.