Jason Bateman set to direct and star in 'Clue' remake with Ryan Reynolds

Jason Bateman set to direct and star in 'Clue' remake with Ryan Reynolds

We live in a world where remakes are all the rage, despite the fact people are always coming up with new ideas, and the general populous has made their dislike of the notion of movies that pale in comparison to their originals well-known.

Now, it's being reported that yet another classic movie is going to be remade. That's right, apparently plans for a Clue remake are in the works.

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. Credit: PA Images

In case your memory needs refreshing, the original, from 1985, is a black comedy based off a board game of the same name, where players work together to solve a whodunnit murder mystery.

According to Deadline, Jason Bateman, star of the likes of Ozark which saw him win an Emmy at the 2019 awards, is currently in talks with Fox/Disney about the movie, which he could potentially direct and star in.

A scene from the original Clue movie. Credit: Paramount Pictures

The news outlet reported that Batemen is also writing the script with Ryan Reynolds, who is likely to also star in the Clue remake. He signed a three-year producing deal with Fox in January.

Originally, the remake's script was reported to be being produced by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

If Reynolds and Bateman successfully come together for this project, it will be the first time that they have collaborated since 2011's The Change-Up.

While this was far from a success, the two have gone on to achieve great things since then, with Reynold's heading one of the most successful franchises of all time, Deadpool, and Bateman starring in one of the most successful comedies in recent years Game Night on top of his Emmy-award-winning role in Ozark.

A scene from the original Clue movie. Credit: Paramount Pictures

The original Clue movie was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who also co-wrote the script with John Landis.

It starred Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Lesley Ann Warren, and got people talking at the time because it was filmed with three alternate endings.