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Universal may have dropped Clue but Gore Verbinski is still on it

Aug. 3, 2011by:

Universal Pictures has decided to drop the new version of CLUE. But don't get upset just yet. Hasbro is still dedicated to getting the film made and Gore Verbinski will still produce as well as direct.

Back in 2008, Hasbro games signed a six-year exclusive deal with the studio. The plan originally started with seven games slated to go to the big-screen. As of now, three have been axed: CLUE, MONOPOLY, and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Why drop so many? The studio decided to keep the four game adaptations that "made the most sense" for them: BATTLESHIP, CANDY LAND, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, and OUIJA.

FLASH GORDON scribes Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama were recently hired to write the script for CLUE. So progress on the film is still being made without Universal. The script will come from, "a take that Verbinski and his fellow producers came up with that retains the murder mystery spirit of the board game, but broadens the setting to a global stage."

Just because Universal dropped all three games that doesn't mean that Hasbro isn't still trying to get them made. They are focused on getting MONOPOLY and MAGIC: THE GATHERING off the ground too.

Source: Deadline

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2:45AM on 08/04/2011
OK Chief take'em away, I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife.
OK Chief take'em away, I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife.
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2:08AM on 08/04/2011
I've always love the original Clue movie. Nothing can top the original.
I've always love the original Clue movie. Nothing can top the original.
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11:36PM on 08/03/2011
I will trust gore on this one. He has done a lot of great movies in the past and he knows how to make the good ones. As for monopoly, that could have made for an interesting movie. If done like the movie weapons of mass distraction it could turn into a film of potential oscar caliber with the right writing team.
I will trust gore on this one. He has done a lot of great movies in the past and he knows how to make the good ones. As for monopoly, that could have made for an interesting movie. If done like the movie weapons of mass distraction it could turn into a film of potential oscar caliber with the right writing team.
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11:05PM on 08/03/2011

Dont' fuck with this..

The original was a childhood classic to me so all you Hollywood Douche Bags stay away. Go remake Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or some shit. On a side note, in regards to the side bar of Charlize Theron never wanting to get married. I'd be fine with that if I was with her...still amazing beauty and a helluva actress who needs to do more roles...
The original was a childhood classic to me so all you Hollywood Douche Bags stay away. Go remake Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or some shit. On a side note, in regards to the side bar of Charlize Theron never wanting to get married. I'd be fine with that if I was with her...still amazing beauty and a helluva actress who needs to do more roles...
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10:03PM on 08/03/2011
Uh.......... No.
Uh.......... No.
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9:52PM on 08/03/2011
ha i can see how candyland and battleship are considered the strong ones but ouija and stretch armstrong are definitely not. Clue to me would be the strongest. Gosford Park kind of reminded me of clue and id loove to see them head toward that direction with it.
ha i can see how candyland and battleship are considered the strong ones but ouija and stretch armstrong are definitely not. Clue to me would be the strongest. Gosford Park kind of reminded me of clue and id loove to see them head toward that direction with it.
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9:45PM on 08/03/2011
We don't need another "Clue".
There's no way you could match the original's cast: Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull and the incomparable Madeline Kahn (who was extraordinary in everything and was, tragically, taken from us farrrr too soon).
Sure, the original flick wasn't perfect, but it's a fun watch, it's quirky and great for nostalgia.
However, it does seem like a better idea than a "Battleship" or "Candyland" movie.
We don't need another "Clue".
There's no way you could match the original's cast: Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull and the incomparable Madeline Kahn (who was extraordinary in everything and was, tragically, taken from us farrrr too soon).
Sure, the original flick wasn't perfect, but it's a fun watch, it's quirky and great for nostalgia.
However, it does seem like a better idea than a "Battleship" or "Candyland" movie.
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11:07PM on 08/03/2011
Thank you! My sediments exactly...the cast was perfect back then.
Thank you! My sediments exactly...the cast was perfect back then.
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8:14PM on 08/03/2011
It looks like Universal was just a red herring.
It looks like Universal was just a red herring.
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8:00PM on 08/03/2011
If Battleship bombs at the box office like I think it will, I'm guessing these game adaptations will get dropped faster than a, well, a sinking battleship. Also, is stretch armstrong a game?
If Battleship bombs at the box office like I think it will, I'm guessing these game adaptations will get dropped faster than a, well, a sinking battleship. Also, is stretch armstrong a game?
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