Universal Pictures no longer has plans to develop the Hasbro board game Clue into a feature film, Deadline reports. Gore Verbinksi, though, remains on board the property and plans to continue developing it through his Blind Wink productions. To this end, Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (the upcoming Flash Gordon remake) have been brought aboard to rewrite the screenplay.
Previously adapted as a film in 1985, Clue was originally released as a game in 1948, created in England by a retired legal clerk named Anthony Pratt. Though the game itself (and the previous film) has its setting confined to a single house, the updated version has been described by Blind Wink’s Jonathan Krauss as, “a global thriller and transmedia event that uses deductive reasoning as its storytelling engine.”
Verbinsi is currently beginning production on The Lone Ranger, targeting a December 21, 2012 release.