Ryan Reynolds success with ‘Deadpool’ has made him a treasured asset at 20th Century Fox, as the actor has just signed an exclusive producing deal with the studio. While waiting for the Disney merger to finalize, the studio continues to function as normal. The latest in their dealings is a three-year agreement with Ryan Reynolds’ company Maximum Effort. The company will work with Fox to create new ideas for films.
The first film to come from this agreement will be a new live-action adaptation of the board game ‘Clue’, starring Ryan Reynolds himself. Reynolds will be teaming back up with the writers of Deadpool for the project, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are currently in negotiations to pen the script. Clue has been adapted once before, starring Christopher Lloyd and Tim Curry, and remains a cult classic today. This new movie is not mentioned as a direct remake, but will be based on the “mythology” of the board game.
Reynolds must have made the studio very happy with the surprise hit Deadpool was. After pushing to get the movie out of development hell for years, it went on to become the highest-grossing R rated movie of all time with a $783 million worldwide gross. Fox is surely hoping to get a little of that producing/starring magic Ryan graced that film with and sprinkle it over a multitude of movies with this new deal.
The untitled Deadpool sequel (which as far as we know, could actually be titled ‘The Untitled Deadpool Sequel’) will hit theaters on May 18, 2018.