‘Clue’ Film, TV Adaptations in the Works Under New Deal Between Hasbro and Sony

“Clue” could soon be heading back to the screen.

Hasbro Entertainment has closed a deal with Sony’s TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for the film and TV rights for the beloved board game.

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“Sony is the perfect partner to adapt a property as culturally impactful and mystery-defining as ‘Clue,'” said Hasbro Heads of Film and TV Zev Foreman and Gabriel Marano. “Nicole Brown, Katherine Pope, and their teams are tremendous creative collaborators and ideal partners to help us figure out after 75 years if it was Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick.”

“Clue” has been a board game staple for nearly a century and has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. The game sees players trying to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, with suspects ranging from Colonel Mustard to Miss Scarlett and weapons ranging from a lead pipe to a rope.

Should any film or TV version of “Clue” go forward, it would not be the first time the game has been adapted. Most famously, a comedy film based on the game was released in 1985, featuring a cast that included Tim Curry, Madeline Khan, and Christoper Lloyd. Since then, Universal attempted to develop a film version starring Ryan Reynolds, while Fox was previously developing an animated “Clue” series. There have also been various “Clue” game shows over the years, and a scripted “Clue” miniseries aired on now defunct cable network The Hub (now Discovery Family) back in 2011.

This marks the latest attempt by Hasbro to bring their best-known IP to other media. They are currently working on various projects involving properties like “Transformer,” “GI Joe,” “Dungeons & Dragons,” and “Magic: The Gathering” to name just a few.

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