Ouija Board Movie Gets Two More Directorial Candidates
Now that we have two Paranormal Activity movies, I'm not entirely sure why we need a film specifically about a Ouija Board. In development since 2008 when Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes purchased the rights to the game, things began to stir last week when Pierre Morel's name came up in discussion regarding who will sit in the director's chair. Now a few more names are being added to that list.
Deadline reports that Sylvain White (The Losers) and Scott Charles Stewart (Legion) have joined Morel in the race to direct the property based on the Hasbro gaming board. Based on a script by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the production will be a big budget affair, ranging somewhere between $80-$100 million and is expected to be released sometime around Thanksgiving 2012.
The winner of the coveted position is expected to be announced in the next few weeks because each director is also considering other projects. What's interesting about the mix is that all three directors have very limited experience, meaning that the Ouija Board movie could actually be a way for them to really cut their teeth. If only the film was being made for any other studio than Platinum Dunes, which has produced nothing but crappy horror remakes for the last seven years, I could actually get behind the project.
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