There’s a time and place for Ouija board games (marketing device inside “Paranormal Activity 3” and sleepovers of thirteen-year-old girls seem appropriate), but on the big screen seems a bit far-fetched.
Less than four days after revealing their new logo in front of Dr. Seuss‘ “The Lorax,” Universal Pictures is once again signed on to bring the Ouija board film back to life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is slated for a 2013 release and is being produced by Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir along with Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The only new addition comes from Jason Blum, the “Paranormal Activity” producer.
Now it’s all coming together—Blum was able to make a blockbuster on a $15,000 budget. There’s no word on this film’s budget, but we’re betting it’s been chopped significantly.
Despite all this, we’re still not sold on the appeal of a board game film, but if they could make a movie out of “Battleship“—no doubt using the high-status appeal of Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker—then we suppose anything’s possible.
However, Ouija isn’t the most unheard of board-game-to-film currently in the works.
We’ve compiled a list of games being produced into feature-length films in the near future that would probably be better left in the box.
Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson all headline this summer blockbuster about the Hasbro game.
Release Date: May 18, 2012
Tagline: 'The Battle for Earth Begins at Sea'
Studio: Universal Pictures
Estimated budget: $200 million
Supposedly, screenwriter John Hlavin ('The Shield') is working on the project, according to Screenrant.
If done right, this may be one of the films we'd be most excited about.
Release Date: Unknown
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