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Josh Feldman, the head of Hasbro’s TV and film division, is producing for Hasbro Studios. Daria Cercek is overseeing for Fox.
Hasbro launched development of a “Clue” movie in 2008 as part of a six-year partnership with Universal to produce at least four feature films based on branded properties: Clue, Monopoly, Candyland, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong.
“Battleship” was a costly money-loser for the studio in 2012 while “Ouija” grossed $103 million on a $5 million budget and generated a sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil” that’s due out Oct. 21. At the time that Universal dropped the “Clue” project, “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski was attached to direct and produce, but is no longer part of the project at Fox.
Hasbro’s seen its greatest success in Hollywood with “Ouija,
The Tracking Board reports that Josh Feldman is set to produce through Hasbro Studios, with Ryan Jones overseeing the project for Hasbro and Daria Cercek overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox. When Universal was developing the project, the studio was working from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt). It isn't know if the writers or director Gore Verbinski are still involved at this point.
This report reveals that 20th Century Fox is seeking to expand the scope of this movie remake, which seems
A second movie based on the boardgame Cluedo is on the way…
The 1985 movie adaptation of the game Cluedo – which went by the its American title of Clue – was one of those films infamous for failing to set the box office alight on its original release, but went on to find a sizeable audience afterwards. That’s not a surprise, either: Jonathan Lynn’s movie remains a real treat, with a cast led by the peerless Tim Curry.
Still, it’s remake time. 20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to make further films based on Cluedo, and it has a new movie on the way. Josh Feldman is producing, and the plan this time is tell the story of a ‘worldwide mystery’, this time with ‘action-adventure elements’. Furthermore, if all goes to plan, then expect an ongoing franchise of films.
There had been earlier plans for a new Cluedo movie,
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Josh Feldman will produce from Hasbro’s end, with Daria Cercek of Fox also onboard; Ryan Jones is serving as executive producer. TB further reports “a desire to move the story out of the parlor and make it a game of ‘worldwide mystery’ with action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise that could play well internationally.” Because when you think “Clue,” the phrase that first
Press Release: Tim Curry, the Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Award nominee and creator of the original “Dr. Frank-n-Furter,” will return to the iconic, pop culture phenomenon as the Criminologist Narrator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the two-hour television event airing this fall on Fox. Curry, an accomplished stage, television and film actor, originated the breakout “Dr. Frank-n-Furter” role in the 1973 London stage production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” returning to play the character in the Lou Adler-executive-produced film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered September 26, 1975, and has been in theatrical distribution longer than any other film in history.
CBS has nabbed the pilot script for “Strike Force,” a procedural drama inspired by the life of DEA agent Chris Giovino, centering around a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country.
Exec produced by Kramer, the pilot is penned by Robert David Port, whose credits include “Numbers,” “Agent X” and Oscar-winning short “Twin Towers.”
The CW is developing “Run and Gunn” from writer Wendy Riss (“Reign”), with Kramer, Laurie McCarthy and Elliott Webb executive producing.
The pilot is set in the 1970s, where a young “B movie” studio head on the brink of ruin hires a talented aspiring female
The winter issue of Deadly Magazine pays tribute to both the past and present of genre entertainment. Heather Wixson's review of Krampus can be found within its pages, as well as her insightful interview with the film's director, Michael Dougherty.
Wixson also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Clue through informative discussions with director Jonathan Lynn and Miss Scarlet herself, Lesley Ann Warren. Ending the issue on a nostalgic note is Scott Drebit, who takes a loving look back at 1978's The Swarm.
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Clue was a remarkable film for many reasons- many of which we’ll get to shortly- but its greatest feat just might be that, even though it was released some 30 years ago now, it still remains one of the greatest exercises in farcical comedy ever that has continued to grow in popularity over the decades.
At the time, Clue was an unusual venture for a studio; these days, it’s not uncommon to base a film upon a board game (Battleship, Jumanji or Zathura being modern examples) but in the early 1980’s, such an idea
Set in New-England in 1954, this Jonathan Lynn's first feature is about a blackmailer, Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), who, after having invited his six victims in his mansion, is found dead. Panic-stricken, his six guests, Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), and Miss Scarlett (Leslie Ann Warren), and his butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), will be trying to solve the mystery. To make things worst, other crimes will be committed...
To commemorate the release of Clue,
Clue. Cluedo. That Game That Starts Fights On Family Holidays. Whatever you call it, the delightful murder mystery game is iconic all over the world, having been released, in various languages and styles, in over 30 countries. Its commitment to style and its fun, sleuthing format have made it perfect for spin-off TV shows, video games, plays and even a film.
The enduring popularity of Clue(do) is partly due to its versatility. Every game starts with the murder of Dr. Black/Mr. Boddy (depending on the edition), a mansion crowded with suspects and six possible murder weapons. There are 324 gameplay possibilities and the use of dice means that, not matter how good your strategy, a win is never guaranteed.
There are Clue societies and fan-sites all over the internet, speaking to its enduring popularity in a market flooded with more modern or complex games. But even if you
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