2013 remake of Clue: The Movie

  • McStudMuffin

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    May 30, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    Today, I watched one of my favourite comedic movies CLUE. It is a brilliant film made in 1985 based on the popular board game and franchise, which in turn is one of my favourite board games. The 1985 version of this movie starred...

    Tim Curry - Wadsworth (the butler)
    Eileen Brennan - Mrs. Peacock
    Madeline Kahn (RIP) - Mrs. White
    Lesley Ann Warren - Miss Scarlet
    Martin Mull - Col. Mustard
    Christopher Lloyd - Prof. Plum
    Michael McKean - Mr Green
    Colleen Camp - Yvette (the maid)

    As I was doing my post-movie research on the actors as I normally do after a movie, I discovered that they were planning on making a remake of this movie, due to come out in the year 2013.

    I have bittersweet feelings about this. On the one hand, I am excited and curious to see who will be cast as what character and what things will be changed (if any major things!!). On the one hand, I am nervous because I am so used to these actors delivering the lines that I am sure it will be strange coming from another actor. For example, Madeline Kahn's depiction of Mrs. White was absolutely brilliant and another person delivering the same lines will be VERY different.

    So my question(s) to you are as follows....
    1) What are your thoughts on the remake of this sensational movie

    2) The question I am more curious what your answers are....
    As the cast is not yet determined for this movie, which modern-day comic actor/actress do YOU think would best depict these characters
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    May 30, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    I doubt they will be delivering the same lines. Being based off a board game they could go in pretty much any direction with it. Could be fun! I remember when this was in the theaters. The movie listings showed which ending you would be seeing--A, B or C. I've never seen anything like that since.

    Steve Carell would be a good Mr. Green. Gotta have some eye candy, so give Professor Plum to Paul Rudd or Bradley Cooper. Steve Martin or Alec Baldwin for Colonel Mustard. Mila Kunis for Miss Scarlet (or Cameron Diaz with dark hair), Betty White as Mrs. Peacock, and Queen Latifah as Mrs. White. Or Meryl Streep. She can be very funny.

    If you want to see another brilliant Madeline Kahn performance, check out "What's Up Doc." One of my all-time favorite comedies. She stole every scene she was in.
  • darryaz

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    May 30, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    MNBLUE wroteIf you want to see another brilliant Madeline Kahn performance, check out "What's Up Doc." One of my all-time favorite comedies. She stole every scene she was in.


    I agree, that's one of my favorites too.
  • Puppy80

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    May 30, 2011 2:04 PM GMT


    No one can deliver that kinda line
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    May 30, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    My favorite line from Clue is:


    "I'm not denying anything"
  • McStudMuffin

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    May 30, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    mnblue saidI doubt they will be delivering the same lines. Being based off a board game they could go in pretty much any direction with it. Could be fun! I remember when this was in the theaters. The movie listings showed which ending you would be seeing--A, B or C. I've never seen anything like that since.

    Steve Carell would be a good Mr. Green. Gotta have some eye candy, so give Professor Plum to Paul Rudd or Bradley Cooper. Steve Martin or Alec Baldwin for Colonel Mustard. Mila Kunis for Miss Scarlet (or Cameron Diaz with dark hair), Betty White as Mrs. Peacock, and Queen Latifah as Mrs. White. Or Meryl Streep. She can be very funny.

    If you want to see another brilliant Madeline Kahn performance, check out "What's Up Doc." One of my all-time favorite comedies. She stole every scene she was in.


    I think Betty White would be a great Mrs. White. Also, it would just be hilaious because of the same name
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    May 30, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    "Professor Plum, you were once a professor of psychiatry specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur."
    "Yes, but now I work for the United Nations."
    "So your work has not changed."

    I watched it possibly 100,000 times as a child. I can pretty much recite almost the entire script from memory. They better not fuck this up. icon_evil.gif

    Also, the "Flames at the side of my face" line was Kahn forgetting her line and making it up as she went. ^_^
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    May 30, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    My favorite movie ever!!!!!
    I've seen it like 400 times and know it line for line icon_smile.gif
  • buck4btm

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    May 30, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    Extremely high probability that they will totally wreck the concept of the original in the remake. The only way the remake will work is if they drop the comedy aspect entirely and make it a more serious murder mystery ala Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" (or, "Ten Little Indians").

    Plus, who in today's young audience would actually get all the J. Edgar Hoover references/jokes??

    Damn that was a good movie........gotta go watch it again!
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    May 31, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Love the original, love the game. Remake could be good.

    Yvette should be played by the girl from the American Pie movies.
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    May 31, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    dan_jon512000 saidToday, I watched one of my favourite comedic movies CLUE. It is a brilliant film made in 1985 based on the popular board game and franchise, which in turn is one of my favourite board games. The 1985 version of this movie starred...


    Oh gods. Like everyone else on this thread, I am such a fan of this flick.Can recite it from memory, watched it 100s of times, etc. I would be hopeful about a new movie, but I wouldn't expect much, really. The first one is that kind of classic that you can't plan for and can never recreate.
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    May 31, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Why in the world do people love this movie? Do not get it.
  • calibro

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    May 31, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Puppy80 said

    No one can deliver that kinda line


    she actually ad-libbed that scene
  • TheIStrat

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    May 31, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    I hope it's good
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    showme saidWhy in the world do people love this movie? Do not get it.

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    Jun 01, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    Puppy80 said

    No one can deliver that kinda line


    That is my favourite part of the whole movie! But the play between her & Tim Curry was good in the same conversation:

    "How many husbands have you had, Mrs White?"

    "My own, or other women's?"
  • McStudMuffin

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    Jun 05, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Mrs Peacock -- Is there a little girl's room?

    Yvette -- Oui, oui. In ze hall.

    Mrs Peacock -- Oh no, I just need to powder my nose
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    Oh the humor
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    Jun 05, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    i remember seeing this when i was a little kid with my mom... it was so quirky i instantly loved it!
    i really hope they dont fuck it up!
  • venue35

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:51 AM GMT
    I think i rented this when i was 11 or 12..
    I can't remember a damn thing!!