Based on the board game, the 1985 flick, starring Tim Curry and stellar actors like Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Eileen Brennan, went out to theaters with various endings and cards mimicking the game's notepad. Audiences were encouraged to guess who did it before the final reel.
The cable version — featuring all three conclusions and declaring one as the true resolution — became beloved by those who could enjoy its fast-paced dialogue and eccentric performances, like this moment:
The Tracking Board reports Fox has picked up the project in conjunction with Hasbro Studios. Josh Feldman will produce the project for Hasbro and Ryan Jones will serve as executive producer.
Clue was previously set up at Universal as part of its deal with Habsro. Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was set to direct. The studio dropped the film in 2011, but Hasbro and Verbinski continued to develop the property. According to the site, it is unclear if Verbinski is still involved in any way.
It is also unclear what Habsro and Fox's take on the remake will be, but one imagines it will be more action oriented than its predecessor.