Two more childhood items being mined for the present:
CBS is looking to make an updated version of… Hawaii 5-0. And they’re referring to it as “Hawaii 5-0 2.0” which is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. More details here, with awesome snarky comments.
In other news, Hasbro is updating the game of Clue.
The six characters’ last names remain the same, but their first names and bios have been updated. For example, Miss Scarlet is now Kasandra Scarlet, a famous actress often featured in tabloids. And Mr. Green is now Jacob Green, an African-American “with all the ins.”
Colonel Mustard is now Jack Mustard, a former football player. The professor? Now Victor Plum, a billionaire video game designer.
Each character — rounded out by Eleanor Peacock and Diane White — also now has a special power that could help players discover clues more quickly. New “intrigue” and “clock” cards add clues and can eliminate players in the latest version of the game.
Hasbro has also lengthened the weapons list from six to nine. The candlestick, knife and rope remain, but now weapons choices include a dumbbell, trophy or poison. The lead pipe, revolver and wrench are no longer part of the game.
Meanwhile, new rooms include a theater, spa and guest house nearby.