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Universal Doesn't Have A Clue Anymore

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And by "doesn't have a Clue," we mean the movie, because they dropped that shizz!

But that by no means… means… the project is dead (also we think they made the right move, to be honest)!

Universal Pictures has quietly dropped out of Clue, one of the seven Hasbro games properties the studio contracted to make into movies in a ground-breaking six-year exclusive deal signed in 2008. Clue becomes the third project out of seven to be dropped by Universal (Monopoly and Magic, The Gathering were also kicked to the curb), but none of those projects are dead. In the case of the murder mystery board game Clue, Hasbro is funding the development and producing the film with Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink. Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, Rango and the upcoming Lone Ranger, still plans to direct Clue, and he and Blind Wink's John Krauss are producing with Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir.

We bet Universal heard that Gore wanted to take the film "global" while still keeping the murder mystery plot, and decided that that was stupid, because Clue is meant to take place in a mansion. It's why tension is so high in the movie, and half the fun, because nobody can leave.

But at least we're still getting a Candy Land which is being described as "Lord of the Rings with edibles."

How do U feel about all these board game movies??

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8 comments to “Universal Doesn't Have A Clue Anymore”

  1. 1

    Good. The Clue movie is perfect. A remake would ruin it. I mean, you can't get the campy goodness nowadays.

  2. 2

    Yay! So happy. They can't touch the original Clue.

  3. 3

    Oh, Tim….how you still get me. That original cast was amazing and there's no way it could compare to anything else. Madeline Kahn? Michael McKean? Lesley Ann Warren? Fabulous!

  4. 4

    The original Clue movie is amazing, and they don't need to ruin it with another. Actually, I'm adding it to my Netflix queue now.

  5. 5

    Best line ever…."to butler: What do you do? Answer: I buttle……or something like that..

  6. 6

    tim curry was awesome in that movie, the whole cast was great, there's no way to recreate that…i dont want to see ashton kutcher and miley cyrus in some teen fart humor sexed up clue

  7. pj88 says – reply to this


    Loved the original as a kid and would be open to a remake/reboot. However, Universal is right, CLUE has to take part in a mansion. Maybe making it "international" in the beginning by bringing in the characters from various parts of the world, but they need to gather in a Mansion/castle to create the suspense….

  8. 8

    you can't beat Tim Curry in that role! Nor Lesley Anne Warren, or especially Madelaine Kahn!!!! "It flames…on the side of my face….heaving breaths…."