files/pictures/picture-35.jpgAdd CLUE to the pile of Hasbro board game-inspired film projects that Universal has dropped, reports Deadline.com
. After signing a six-year deal with the game maker in 2008, Universal has also dropped MONOPOLY and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Universal is still making films from the Hasbro-owner properties BATTLESHIP, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, CANDY LAND and OUIJA.
But CLUE hasn't been hit dead by Col. Mustard with the candlestick in the library. Hasbro is financing development with Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink on as a producing partner. The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN director is still attached to helm. Verbinski would be the producer with Blind Wink's John Krauss and Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (FLASH GORDON) are writing the screenplay.
Hasbro has set up other properties at other studios as well. John Hlavin is penning the script for RISK for Sony Pictures and Overbrook's Will Smith and James Lassiter. Hasbro is still developing MONOPOLY with Scott Free and Ridley Scott is interested in directing.