Saturday, April 3, 2010

Get a "Clue" Remake

The Remake has been unleashed and running amok. And the beast is not slowing its roll one bit.

Now, thanks to a contract signed between Hasbro and Universal Studios, the brilliant piece of film comedy gold known as Clue is at risk of being overshadowed by a new film which Blind Wink Productions VP Jonathan Strauss describes as "A global thriller and transmedia event that uses deductive reasoning as its storytelling engine." ... Gross.

Universal has attached Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring fame) to direct and produce under his Universal-based Blind Wink Productions banner, according to The film is set to be released in 2011 and no other official details have yet been revealed.

Clue, the 1985 comedy from Paramount, has been one of my favorite movies since I was about six years old. The brilliant ensemble cast they assembled were complete comedic dynamite.

Who could forget Madeline Kahn's famous "flames on the sides of my face" routine, which is still quoted constantly? Or Michael McKean slapping Eileen Brennan in the face to stop her screaming? Or Tim Curry's whirlwind recap of the night's events, sprinting from one end of the mansion to the other? Or even our beloved Singing Telegram Girl?

Kahn, McKean, Brennan, Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, and Colleen Camp, under the direction of Jonathan Lynn, made this film a classic.

I shall delete Universal from my Facebook friends for this! Unlike! Veto, Veto, Veto!

Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries.

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