The 1985 Clue film didn’t go very well.
Variety reports that Gore Verbinski is set to direct a movie based on the board game “Clue.” Verbinski will also produce for Universal Pictures. This is the latest board game to movie plan for Universal, who has a deal with toymaker Hasbro; other games in the works include Candyland, Stretch Armstrong, Monopoly, and Ouija.
Verbinski is, of course, most famous for his “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies–so he has experience with adapting properties that don’t necessarily seem like naturals for the big screen (amusement park attractions, board games). There was a previous film version of Clue made in 1985, but it was apparently dreadful, so Verbinski has nowhere to go but up.
Next up for Verbinski is “Rango,” an animated film featuring the voice of PotC alum Johnny Depp. Seems like once Johnny works with a director, they want him back–do we see Professor Plum in Depp’s future?