Ryan Reynolds’ Classic Board Game Movie Just Got Some Great News

By Vic Medina | Published

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Twentieth Century Studios is working hard to get the next Ryan Reynolds movie into production soon, and no, it isn’t Deadpool 3. Instead, it will be a new take on the classic Hasbro board game Clue. According to an exclusive report by Deadline, 20th Century has just signed Oren Uziel to re-write the current script for the film, in hopes of getting it into production soon. Uziel just scored a hit this spring with the Sandra Bullock comedy The Lost City for Paramount, which went on to gross over $100 million.

Uziel has a string of hit films that he’s penned in recent years. He got his start in 2010 writing the short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, and went on to write the recent Warner Bros. theatrical reboot of the franchise in 2021. Mortal Kombat went on to gross over $84 million worldwide in the midst of the pandemic. He also wrote 22 Jump Street, Netflix’s The Cloverfield Paradox, and Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, which he co-produced. He’s also due to write the upcoming Detective Pikachu 2, with Ryan Reynolds expected to return to voice Pikachu. Uziel will be rewriting the first draft of the script written by Rhett Reese (Deadpool) and Paul Wernick. Reynolds will produce through his production company Maximum Effort.

Clue will likely reunite Ryan Reynolds with Jason Bateman. The pair starred together in the 2011 comedy The Change-Up. Bateman is the only other actor attached to the film currently. The film has been in development for several years and at one point Bateman was going to direct. However, delays caused by the pandemic and his shooting schedule for the Netflix series Ozark forced him to step down as director in 2020. He is still open to starring in the film, and with Ozark just finishing its four-season run this spring, his schedule could now accommodate it.

Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, and Lesley Ann Warren in Clue (1985)

James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) will direct the film which, like the game, will be a whodunnit surrounding a murder in a house filled with a number of colorful suspects. The game had already been made into a film in 1985, which starred Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles) and Lesley Ann Warren (Daredevil). It has become a cult classic in the years since it hit theaters, and made headlines at the time for being released with three different endings, each featuring a different murderer. Back in the day, theaters advertised which ending they were screening (tabbed “Ending A,” “B,” and “C”), allowing for a different viewing experience. Home video versions of the film featured all three endings.

Ryan Reynolds is currently starring in and producing the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. The series follows Reynolds and actor Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as they purchase and run a legendary British football club, Wrexham AFC. The series airs new episodes on FX, and is available on streaming on Hulu.