You know things are getting weird when Hollywood turns to the virtually untapped world of board games to find their next high-concept script. Like today, when THR reported that Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes have signed a deal with Hasbro to bring the supernatural adventure Ouija to the big screen.
Yes, as in the Ouija board that Hasbro’s Parker Brothers line has been selling to consumers for decades now. Though only meant as good fun, the board’s caused numerous problems over the years to those trying to contact the other side, from little girls in Washington, D.C. becoming possessed to talking Cabbage Patch Kids. The official plot for Ouija is being carefully guarded, of course, but something tells me it won’t be about either of those incidents…
Haunted Mansion and Spiderwick Chronicles penner David Berenbaum will be writing the script, which the trade did report will not be anything like Jumanji, in which the game comes to life. I guess that’s good news? Ah, the whole thing is just weird so we’ll wait and see who else comes on board before passing too much judgement.
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