'Clue' will be a movie again. Why?!

Late last night, I learned that director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) has been hired by Universal to direct and produce a live-action movie based on the Hasbro board game Clue. I immediately IM’d my editor Nicholas Fonseca — a fellow die-hard devotee of the 1985 live-action movie based on Clue – the link to the news story with just this message: "!!!"

Nicholas’ response: "I know. I can’t. It’s blasphemy." Here’s but one example that will hopefully illuminate why:

You could scarcely ask for a better script — Professor Plum: "What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death?" Mrs. Peacock: "No, just death, isn’t that enough?" — or a more talented cast. But even if you (inexplicably) think this film of dubious quality, or have absolutely no idea what I’m even talking about, I think we can all agree on this: There is absolutely no need for another movie based on the Hasbro board game Clue. (We already have this upcoming movie based on the Hasbro board game Candy Land to wrap our minds around.) Ironically, we kinda predicted this would happen, exactly a year ago this week, requesting that if there must be a second Clue movie, that at least the Christopher Guest acting troupe be the ones to take it on. Alas, it looks now like this is not to be.

So Popwatchers, who would you cast in this utterly unnecessary movie as Prof. Plum, Ms. Scarlett, Mr. Green, Mrs. White, Col. Mustard, and Mrs. Peacock?

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Our dream cast for a remake of the 1985 film ‘Clue’

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  • toonaspie

    I dont care how bad the script or casting was in the old film…it’s still an untouchable classic in my eyes.

    • daniel

      I can this one going (like the recent trend of all movies in an edgy, dark sort of way) still agree the classic cant be beat.

  • Erika

    I agree! I love the original Clue! Sometimes movies, even fun, fluffy ones like Clue (especially ones that are quotable), should just not be touched. What’s next? A remake of “The Princess Bride?”

  • Meghan

    No one can outdo that fantastic cast. It’s a classic. “I, am, your singing telegram!”

  • Alex

    This is a terrible, TERRIBLE idea. The original Clue movie is hysterical and vastly underrated. It definitely does not need a remake. I quote this movie all the time, and while most people don’t get the references, the one’s who do REALLY get it.
    “One plus two plus one plus one.”

    • Ailie

      “Even if you are right, it would be one plus one plus TWO plus one, not one plus two plus one plus one.”

      This has to be the worst ideas ever in the history of remakes.

  • Gretchen Weiners

    This is ridiculous. I refuse to believe this is happening. There will never be another Clue!!

  • Bree

    this makes me sooo angry …it-it- the f – it -flam – flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breath…

  • Brian

    I’m probably in the minority, but I think “Clue” is an absolutely terrible movie. The only funny thing is the Singing Telegram girl. What a waste of very talented people. A new version can’t help but be better.

    • Jennifer

      you are definitely in the minority.

  • Ceballos

    I thought I’d never hear a worse idea for an unnecessary remake of an 80’s film than the new Karate Kid with Jaden Smith, but this one…
    Well, the Karate Kid remake is still worse, but this comes pretty damn close.

  • Chaddogg

    Wow. A horrible idea.
    However, if they HAVE to do it (and without the Christopher Guest players), might I suggest heavily using/stealing from the cast of Arrested Development (who are making their OWN movie – YAY!)? I’d love to see Jessica Walters as Mrs. White (or Ms. Peacock)….David Cross could pull off Professor Plum…Jeffrey Tambor as Col. Mustard…Portia de Rossi as Ms. Scarlett…Jason Bateman as Mr. Green (the “straight” man)…and Wil Arnett as the Butler?

  • Jason

    Love “Clue!” No need to remake!! If you have never seen it, go enjoy a classic! “Let us in, let us in!….Let us out, Let us out!” “I am going home to sleep with my wife!”

  • jones

    Say it ain’t so! Clue is a classic. If they mess with it, then I hope it bombs at the box office.

  • Seth

    This is easily one of my favorite movies and have watched it countless amounts of times. But I for one would be happy to see a new flick. I doubt Verbinski will take on a similar tone in this one. And certainly Christopher Guest’s group could throw some awesome talent in the mix if they did get on, but I think we won’t see a script like that of the ’85 classic, I know this doesn’t always hold true, but if we know that, shouldn’t Hollywood?

  • Catherine

    Why? WHY????
    when the first one is a masterpiece!!!

  • KPW

    The fact that they are redoing one of my favorite movies throughly disgusts me…I mean really…can Hollywood come up with something ORIGINAL for once. I am tired of the remakes. Clue is classic and one of the funniest movies I have every seen. DO NOT REMAKE IT.

  • Lucas

    How dare they even consider remaking Clue!!! The movie gets funnier every time I watch it…”Mrs. Peacock was a man!?”

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