Universal executives will have some food for thought over the holiday break as they try and decide just who should be at the helm of their upcoming movie which focuses on the Hasbro board game Ouija, which is said to let you communicate with the other side.
That makes sense, right? A talking board lets you supposedly contact the dead, thereby letting all manner of angry spirits and possible demonic beings into your lives to wreak havoc. Why shouldn't a story about one be more adventurous and less horrifying? Go, Hollywood!
Okay so we now know what Taken director Pierre Morel will not be doing next. It seems as if Universal's Ouija couldn't cast a big enough spell over the hot French director.
Taken director Pierre Morel is getting closer to directing his next film for US audiences, but the question now beckons ... will it be an action packed ghost story or an action packed alien invasion flick?
With the year rapidly coming to an end (man, 2010 flew), two studios, Universal and Summit Entertainment, are busy firming up their film slates for next year and beyond. Get out your calendars, folks! Time to cross off a few dates!
Who would have thought a little movie based upon a Parker Brothers board game that supposedly enables you to communicate with the dead could cause such a stir in Hollywood!
It's been a few months since last there was anything to talk about regarding Platinum Dunes' next film with Universal Pictures, entitled Ouija, but the planchette is now moving and pointing toward a director.
With the A Nightmare on Elm Street junket in full swing today (expect a full report soon), Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller offered some updates on several upcoming projects that we've been waiting to hear about.
Ouija boards. We just can't understand how someone could believe that something made by Parker Bros. or Hasbro could possibly be of help in contacting the dead. But what of the real deal kind?
You see, here's the thing ... if you believe that anything made by Hasbro or Parker Brothers can be used to communicate with the dead, then I got nothing for ya, man! For the love of Christ it's reality check time! I mean really!
Hollywood Insider chatted it up with Michael Bay recently about all the various explosive pies his dynamite fingers have been in: Transformers, Ouija and the hot topic known as Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th.
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.