Track, Hasbro’s popular mystery board game, is being adapted as an animated series for Fox. The project is in development at Fox Entertainment as part of a collaboration with Hasbro’s content studio, Entertainment One, and Bento Box Entertainment from Fox. Details of the story have not been revealed, but the goal is for the animated series to “encapsulate the exciting and suspenseful dynamics they have made. Track a global sensation for more than seven decades. “
“‘Colonel Mustard … At the Conservatory … With the lead pipe.’ Just by listening to these colorful phrases, you will immediately know what they mean, leaving no mystery as to why Track is one of the most beloved IP-turned board games of all time, “said Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment president of entertainment, in a statement.” We couldn’t be more excited to develop it as an animated series alongside eOne and Bento Box. “
Pancho Mansfield, President of Global Scripted Programming at eOne, adds: “We are delighted to once again team up with our great partners at Fox and also to be working with Bento Box on this exciting new series. Track is an iconic whodunit property that exudes mystery and intrigue, and has fans around the world. We can’t wait to share our reimagined animated version with audiences. “
Track, also know as Cluedo Outside of the United States, it has been in family homes since 1949. In the game, players must traverse the rooms of a mansion looking for clues to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, what weapon was used, and where the crime took place. . The first player to correctly identify all three is named as the winner of the game. The standard version of Track It consists of six playable characters, all of whom also serve as suspects: Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and Mrs. White.
In 1985, Tim Curry starred in the first live-action film adaptation of Track in a film written and directed by Jonathan Lynn. Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean and Eileen Brennan also starred. Giving a nod to the nature of the board game, the film consisted of three alternate endings with different versions of the film delivered to different theaters. While the film fell short at the box office, it has developed a strong cult following in the years since with many Curry fans targeting Track as one of his best performances.
More recently, there have been rumors of a new Clue movie in the works. Fox announced in 2018 that Ryan Reynolds would star in a live-action Track redo with dead Pool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the script. It was later reported that Jason Bateman was in talks to star alongside Reynolds and direct the film, but eventually dropped out of the project. The last update we received about the project was the word that Dora and the lost city of gold Director James Bobin was in talks to direct the long-running film.
It is not yet clear when the new adaptation of the animated series of Track will come to Fox, we don’t even know if it was Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick. Hopefully we’ll find out soon. This news comes from Deadline.