The cast of the original 1985 "Clue" Source: Paramount Pictures

Hasbro's 'Clue' Headed Back to the Big Screen Following the Success of 'Barbie'

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Hasbro's board game "Clue" is heading for film treatment once more, in the wake of the huge success that was "Barbie" – and it's not the only board game slated for the silver screen.

The Hollywood Reporter detailed that Hasbro has inked a deal with TriStar Pictures – a Sony company – for a movie version of the classic game about a murder mystery in a manor with a cast of eccentric suspects. The deal also gives Sony Pictures Television the small screen rights.

"The board game was previously adapted into a 1985 comedy that starred Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd, among others," THR recalled.

"Over the years, other versions were in the works, with Ryan Reynolds at one point attached to star in a 20th Century adaptation from 'Deadpool' scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick," the entertainment news outlet added.

Board game enthusiasts will also thrill to the news that another classic of the entertainment genre – real estate-themed game "Monopoly" – is coming in for a cinematic adaptation from the production company of "Barbie" star Margot Robbie.

"The company worked with Paramount – the studio behind 'Transformers' franchise (another Hasbro property) – on the 2023 release of 'Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,' which grossed over $200 million at the global box office," THR noted.

The obvious drawback to a movie is that it will have to settle on a definite solution to the mystery, rather than allowing for anyone in the cast to be the guilty party, as a board game can. Or is it destined to be Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with the candle stick no matter what?

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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