‘Clue’ Movie Remake Lands at Fox

The film, based on the popular murder mystery game, was previously set up at Universal

Last Updated: August 17, 2016 @ 4:33 PM

The “Clue” remake has landed at 20th Century Fox, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The movie was previously set up at Universal because the studio had an exclusive six-year deal with Hasbro, the maker of the popular board game.

However, the project was dropped in 2011. At the time, “Pirates of the Carribean” director Gore Verbinski was attached. It is not clear if he remains attached in any way to the project — no director has been announced.

Josh Feldman is producing for Hasbro Studios with Ryan Jones serving as the executive producer. Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for Fox.

The game was adapted for the big screen in 1985, in a Paramount production released with multiple endings. The movie was initially considered a commercial dud, earning  just $14 million at the domestic box office on a budget of $15 million — but it later developed a sizable cult following on home video.

The film — which starred Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn and Martin Mull — was written by John Landis and directed by Jonathan Lynn.

“Clue” is a murder mystery game, where players have to find out who murdered the game‘s victim, where the crime happened, and how it happened.