Gore Verbinski Bringing Us Another Clue Movie?!
by Alex Billington
February 24, 2009
What else can Hasbro adapt if they've already got Monopoly, Ouija, Candy Land, and Stretch Armstrong movies in the works? Why not Clue? It worked once before, so let's do it again! Universal has attached Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski to another new adaptation of the Parker Brothers board game Clue. I'm sure everyone knows how to play, or at least knows that the game involves solving a murder by figuring out who did it and what object they used. Back in 1985, Paramount put out Clue: The Movie, which didn't do well at the box office (less than $15 million), but was remembered for its multiple endings.
A total of three different endings were shot and randomly shown at movie theaters. You wouldn't know which ending you were about to see, which made things a bit more exciting, because you could ideally see the movie up to three times and see a different ending each time. With this newest version, and Verbinski at the helm, I don't think Universal wants us to think of it as another remake, instead, they're going all the way back to the board game to start fresh. No screenwriter is attached, but with Verbinski on board, it means we should expect something pretty big. I wonder if Universal will try the alternate endings idea again?