• [NEWS] Fox developing animated "Clue" series (boardgame adaptation)

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 12 12:28:49 2021
    The board game is called "Cluedo" in proper English-speaking countries. :-p

    I haven't ever seen the previous attempts, but this board game at least
    has a (sort of) proper story to it, so it should have a slightly better
    chance of being a watchable adaptaion than the silly movies based on "Battleship", "Connect 4", or "Rubicks Cube" ... then again it could
    simply end up being a rip-off of shows like "Columbo", "Murder She
    Wrote", etc.

    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Fox developing animated series adaptation of Hasbro's Clue
    While another film iteration with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) is
    still trying to get off the ground, Hasbro's iconic board game 
    Clue is getting another go on the small screen as Fox has
    begun development on a series adaptation of the mystery

    "'Colonel Mustard...In the Conservatory...With the lead pipe,'"
    Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment of FOX
    Entertainment, said in a statement. "By just hearing these
    colorful phrases alone, you immediately know what they mean -
    leaving no mystery as to why Clue is one of the most beloved
    board games-turned-IP of all time. We couldn't be more excited
    to develop it as an animated series along with eOne and Bento

    Encapsulating the thrilling and suspenseful dynamics that have
    made Clue a global sensation for more than seven decades, the
    project will be co-produced by FOX Entertainment, eOne and
    Bento Box Entertainment, which also will serve as the
    animation studio.

    "We're thrilled to team up once again with our great partners
    at FOX and Bento Box on this exciting new series," Pancho
    Mansfield, eOne's President of Global Scripted Programming,
    said in a statement. "Clue is an iconic whodunit property that
    exudes mystery and intrigue, and has fans all over the world.
    We can't wait to share our reimagined animated version with

    Clue, originally called Murder!, was launched in 1949 and
    invented by Englishman Anthony E. Pratt, who created the game
    during WWII to pass the time during lengthy air raid drills
    and is conceptualized on the murder of Mr. Boddy, the host of
    the game's "dinner party," during which players must untangle
    various clues to determine who among the party's six guests -
    Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. Peacock,
    Mr. Green and Dr. Orchid - committed the crime.

    The iconic board game was first adapted for the screen in 1985
    with the Tim Curry-starring cult classic film and was followed
    by a 2011 miniseries adaptation from The Hub. A remake of the
    film has been in the works for over a decade, first set at
    Universal Pictures before moving to Hasbro internally then to
    20th Century Fox, where after a few years of development
    landed Reynolds as a star and Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and
    Paul Wernick writing and later Jason Bateman (Ozark) entering
    talks to co-star and direct. While Bateman would step down
    from directing (and possibly acting) duties on the remake, the
    renamed 20th Century Studios would press on and entered talks
    with James Bobin (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) last
    February to direct.


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