Ryan Reynolds And The Writers Of DEADPOOL Are Making Their Own CLUE

"Flames...flames, on the sides of my face, breathing...breathless...heaving breaths...heaving--"

Let's just cut to the chase: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Reynolds will headline a new Clue movie, to be written by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The project is the first in an overall deal Reynolds is signing with 20th Century Fox, one which will keep him in the family for the foreseeable future. 

And now, the editorializing: look, I like Ryan Reynolds. I like Reese and Wernick. I liked Deadpool. What I do not like is the idea of another Clue, be it a remake, a reimagining, a sequel, a prequel, a squeakquel, a sidequel, or a "reboot". The very idea of such a thing makes me grumpy, such is my love for the original. For people of a certain age (read: children with extended exposure to HBO in the late '80s), Jonathan Lynn's 1985 film is a stone-cold classic, perfect in its current form. It would be - dare I say it - borderline impossible to improve upon. 

Then again, who knows? Maybe Reese and Wernick have an interesting take. Maybe this thing will attract an undeniably hilarious cast and they'll just crush it. Maybe it'll wind up being a worthy successor to the original. Maybe I should just quit being such a baby and let everyone involved do their jobs, and then have an opinion about it.

And maybe I'll rewatch Clue in the meantime, just because.