James Bobin, director of Disney’s The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, is reportedly in early talks to direct 20th Century Studios’ film adaptation of the classic board game Clue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- Bobin would join Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who, through his Maximum Effort productions, is set to produce the new film.
- Jason Bateman was also reported to star in and direct the film back in September, but that is no longer the case due to scheduling conflicts with his Netflix series Ozark.
- Reynolds however remains attached to the project with plans to star in the film, which would be a remake of the 1985 film that starred Tim Curry, which was based off of the popular board game from Hasbro.
- In addition to Maximum Effort, Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro, will also be producing.
- The script will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the Deadpool scripts as well as Reynolds’ recent Netflix film 6 Underground.
- After The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, Bobin directed Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass in 2016 and Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold last year.
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- Fox Searchlight is now Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Fox is now 20th Century Studios. A logo for the latter was revealed in the latest TV spot for The Call of the Wild.
- Emma Watts, President of Production at Disney’s 20th Century Studios, has resigned. Disney is expected to name a new leader for her existing creative team in the coming weeks.
- Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents 20th Century Studios’ The Call of the Wild from February 21 to March 1, shown in brilliant Dolby Vision Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos Sound Technology.
- Ford V Ferrari star Matt Damon is reportedly teaming up with director James Mangold once again for The Force based on the bestselling novel by Don Winslow.