Clue has been dropped by Universal, but fear not the case will still be solved thanks to the help of Hasbro and Gore Verbinski. Hasbro has made a ton of cash lately from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. They also have Battleship, Stretch Armstrong, Ouija and Candyland in production and/or development they are not worried about going broke anytime soon. Clue is set to move on with the help of Gore Verbinski‘s production company Blink Wink.
Deadline reports that Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama have been hired to pen the screenplay. They recently wrote Flash Gordon and will soon "take the draft that Verbinski and his fellow producers came up with that retains the murder mystery spirit of the board game, but broadens the setting to a global stage."Hasbro and Universal still have a great relationship, despite deciding to drop Clue. This is not the first film that Universal has dropped since signing a six-year deal with Hasbro. They've also dropped Monopoly and Magic, The Gathering, which also remain alive.
Verbinski has been interested in developing this film for a several years, and that looks to still be the case. He helped to come up with the idea to expand the murder mystery globally. I loved the original 1985 film. I remember it was the first film I saw in a big multiplex in Arizona and the different version endings were each playing in a different theater. It will be interesting to see how this new plan turns out. What are your thoughts on this news?