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It’s not just a lame board game at parties anymore, now it’s a major motion picture! And from the guy who gave us “Transformers” and a dozen horror remakes, no less. Via The Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company comes a supernatural movie based on the Ouija board game by Habro. All that’s known about the film is that it’s a supernatural story, and won’t be going into Jumanji territory.
So what is this Ouija we speak of? The Hollywood Reporter has more:
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.
The script is by David Berenbaum (“The Spiderwick Chronicles”), with the Dunes boys, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller producing.