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.

- Johnny Butane

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Terminal's picture

This movie is going to be super awesome wow.

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 6:05pm.

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.

Submitted by Kryten Syxx on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 3:01pm.
moderator Greatest post ever!
Steve Barton's picture




Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 4:42pm.
admin moderator A Black Waters of Echo Pond
Jon Condit's picture

A Black Waters of Echo Pond remake already?

Submitted by Jon Condit on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 11:42am.
PelusaMG's picture

"Blow something up if there is anyone there!"

Submitted by PelusaMG on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 10:01am.
PelusaMG's picture

Jumanji with ghosts then!

Submitted by PelusaMG on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 10:00am.
Spaceshark's picture

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

Submitted by Spaceshark on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 9:54am.
Chainsaw's picture

"T-o-n-i-g-h-t y-o-u w-i-l-l d-y-e...what?!"

Submitted by Chainsaw on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 2:50pm.
Jerel Of The Dead's picture

Oh Yes, There will be grain

Submitted by Jerel Of The Dead on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 8:24am.
Johnny Butane's picture

I heard Spiderwick wasn't too bad, though...

Submitted by Johnny Butane on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 7:58am.
Chainsaw's picture

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

Submitted by Chainsaw on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 7:55am.
Dr Malachi Constant's picture

I can hear it now:

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

Submitted by Dr Malachi Constant on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 7:38am.

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.

Submitted by Kryten Syxx on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 7:14am.
Cash Bailey's picture

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!

Submitted by Cash Bailey on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 3:34am.

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