Ryan Reynolds has certainly made his home at 20th Century Fox.
The Hollywood Reporter, the Deadpool star has a signed a three-year first look deal with the studio. It does make a lot of sense. Deadpool 2, which will come out in May, will probably bring in more money.
While the parts of the studio have been sold off to Disney, which will take up to a year to finalize for various anti-trust reasons, Deadpool and Reynolds have been a huge boon for the studio.
Reynolds has already set his first project under this first look deal. He’s lined up a new live-action film based on the board game Clue out of the gate. Many fans will remember that the game was adapted in 1985, which starred Tim Curry and John Candy, in a zany murder mystery comedy.
Clue has already set its writers with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote both Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s banner, will produce the film along with Reynold’s Maximum Effort.
In 2008, Universal attempted a reboot of the film with Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) directing. The project, however, could never get off the ground. Eventually, the rights went to Fox in 2016. So let’s see if they can crack the mystery on how to top the beloved 1985 cult classic.
Deadpool 2 hits theatres May 18th.