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Michael Bay plays with Ouija boards!

by Joey Paur



Jack "You moved it!" Jill "No I didn't, you did!" Jack "Well if you didn't move it and I didn't move it who did?" Oooooooo scary.

Michael Bay and David Berenbaum's Platinum Dunes Production company are going to bring Hasbro's popular satanic game 'Ouija Board' to the big screen! The production is being set up at Universal. I think this could be a pretty good movie especially if they screw with the audiences mind. Sophisticated horror ghost stories like 'Session 9'. This news comes from Hollywood reporter here are the details:

Platinum Dunes' Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce "Ouija" along with Hasbro. 

Although the specific log line for the film is being kept under wraps, the film will be a supernatural adventure with the Ouija board playing an integral part of the story. The movie is not taking a "Jumanji"-like approach, which involved a game coming to life. 

While divination or spiritual boards have been around for centuries, they began being sold as novelty items in the late 1800s, with the first Ouija board, one with an alphabet on it, being patented in 1890. Players' fingers are placed on a small planchette that mysteriously moves to letters and numbers in order to spell out messages from beyond the earthly realm.

Berenbaum penned "Elf" and worked on "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Zoom," and "The Haunted Mansion." The scribe was approached by Hasbro before the company's partnership with Universal and his deal only very recently closed.


Well I for one am glad to hear they are not taking the 'Jumanji' like approach. Why do they need to point that out? I wouldn't even think to compare the 2 types of movies in the first place. I think this could be a pretty good movie especially if they screw with the audiences mind. Sophisticated horror ghost stories like 'Session 9'. But it will end up being just another horror movie. I just would hope they don't use the typical Hollywood horror movie cheap thrills, like really loud noises when someone opens a door. I think thats what we have to look forward to though. What do you think?

 

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