Fox is developing an animated series adaptation of Hasbro’s Clue
While another movie iteration starring Ryan Reynolds (dead Pool) Still trying to take off, Hasbro’s iconic board game Index makes another attempt on the small screen as Fox begins development of a serial adaptation of the Mystery Property.
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“’Colonel Mustard… At the Conservatory… With the lead pipe,” Michael Thorn, entertainment president of FOX Entertainment, said in a statement. “By just hearing these colorful phrases alone, you immediately know what they mean – leaving no mystery as to why Index is one of the most beloved IP board games of all time. We couldn’t be more excited to develop it as an animated series with eOne and Bento Box. “
Encapsulating the exciting and suspenseful dynamics that made Index A global sensation for more than seven decades, the project will be co-produced by FOX Entertainment, eOne and Bento Box Entertainment, which will also serve as an animation studio.
“We are delighted to team up again with our great partners at FOX and Bento Box on this exciting new series,” said Pancho Mansfield, eOne president of Global Scripted Programming, in a statement. “Index is an iconic thriller property that exudes mystery and intrigue, and has fans all over the world. We can’t wait to share our revamped animated version with the audience. “
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Index, originally called Murder !, was released in 1949 and invented by Englishman Anthony E. Pratt, who created the game during WWII to pass the time during long air raid exercises and is conceptualized on the murder of Mr. Boddy, the game’s host. “Dinner,” in which players must unravel various clues to determine who among the six party guests – Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. Peacock , Mr. Green and Dr. Orchid – committed the crime.
The iconic board game was first adapted for the screen in 1985 with the cult classic Tim Curry film and was followed by an adaptation of the 2011 miniseries from The Hub. A remake of the film has been in the works for over a decade, first released to Universal Pictures before moving to Hasbro internally and then to 20th Century Fox, where after a few years of development, Reynolds became a star and dead Pool writing scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and later Jason Bateman (Ozark) entering talks to co-star and direct. As Bateman would step down from his directing (and possibly acting) role on the remake, renowned 20th-century studios would go on and start talks with James Bobin (Dora and the lost city of gold) last February to achieve.