Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gore Verbinski Set To Direct Clue For Universal

Universal has attached Gore Verbinski to develop "Clue," a live-action murder mystery based on the Hasbro board game that he would direct.

Verbinski will produce through his Universal based Blind Wink banner, along with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir, who also have an overall deal at the studio. Verbinski is also set to direct "Bioshock" next for Universal.

"Clue" is one of the few board games to surpass $1 billion in sales, in more than 50 markets. It was developed in England by a retired legal clerk named Anthony Pratt during WWII and released in 1948. A previous film version was released in 1985.

"Clue" will be turned into a mystery that Blind Wink senior veep Jonathan Krauss called "A global thriller and transmedia event that uses deductive reasoning as its storytelling engine."

Seeing as how I haven't seen the original, I'm somewhat excited for this. I only heard positive things about the original, but I do think an updated version would be cool. I just hope Verbinski starts production on Bioshock soon. He keeps getting more and more projects from Universal which is good, but I just wish he starts one of them soon.

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