Platinum Dunes Conjure Ouija

Bay and Platinum Dunes bring us OuijaYou 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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  • Terminal

    This movie is going to be super awesome wow.

  • Kryten Syxx

    Hasbro will offer a special film version of the Ouija board that comes with a bag of grit, a NIN album and a few fire crackers.

    • Uncle Creepy




  • Undeadmin

    A Black Waters of Echo Pond remake already?

  • PelusaMG

    “Blow something up if there is anyone there!”

  • PelusaMG

    Jumanji with ghosts then!

  • Spaceshark

    I want to see them contact a ghost who can’t spell.

    • Chainsaw

      “T-o-n-i-g-h-t y-o-u w-i-l-l d-y-e…what?!”

  • Jerel Of The Dead

    Oh Yes, There will be grain

  • Johnny Butane

    I heard Spiderwick wasn’t too bad, though…

  • Chainsaw

    I eagerly await the utter bankrupcy of Platinum Dunes. I know it won’t come, but I’ll keep waiting…

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    I can hear it now:

    “Can I have two tickets to whoa-ja? Ow-jay? Wee-jee? Really? Wee-jee? Never mind, then.”

  • Kryten Syxx

    Haunted Mansion penner David Berenbaum… That’s bad news right there. Haunted Mansion could have been a great ghost story, even with a kiddie safe rating. Instead they blew it with lame jokes, cliches out the ass and Eddie Murphy.

  • Cash Bailey

    Anyone else ever read Richard Laymon’s DARKNESS, TELL US?

    It’s based around a bunch of college students who use a ouija board and a spirit tells them the location of some mysterious treasure.

    Needless to say, treasure is not actually what’s waiting for them when they go looking for it…

    Vintage Laymon, which is to say totally bad-ass!