Back in January of 2018 we found out that Ryan Reynolds was developing a new movie based on the Hasbro board game Clue at 20th Century Fox, with his Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick in talks to pen the screenplay.
Now that movie may have found its director. Jason Bateman, who has starred in Arrested Development, Juno, Horrible Bosses, the Netflix series Ozark, and much more, has entered into early negotiations to direct Clue for Fox (and now Disney).
Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi, was unremarkable to say the least. Reynolds has gone on to do other things like Deadpool while Waititi is perhaps better known for his directorial efforts, some of which also featured him in starring roles.
And now it looks like the long-awaited reunion between the two is finally happening. But not for a Green Lantern sequel. According to new reports, the two will pair up for Free Guy, a video game based comedy. More info on the project below.
Back in 1990 20th Century Fox released a family friendly comedy titled Home Alone. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The movie had a budget of $18 million, and went on to bring in over $475 million worldwide. At the time, it became the third highest-grossing movie of all time behind only E.T. and Star Wars. It also became a holiday season classic and spawned multiple sequels.
Because of the original’s success it’s no great surprise that Fox would want to re-use that recipe from time to time. What is a little surprising, however, is the news that they’re now dusting off that recipe for an R-rated stoner comedy re-imagining of Home Alone titled, of course, Stoned Alone. On top of that, they have Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds involved as a producer.
20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds are developing a new movie based on the board game Clue. The movie is the first project in a new three-year first-look deal Fox has signed with Reynolds, who stars in Deadpool and its upcoming sequel for the studio, and his production company Maximum Effort.
Currently in talks to write the screenplay is Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also wrote the script for Deadpool.