It’s easy to forget about the many ridiculous film adaptations that are being produced based on toys and games these days, so here’s a pleasant reminder about the developing Ouija board movie. According to THR, the writers behind the upcoming sequel, Tron Legacy have been tapped to take on the story for the film.
Universal is the brave studio that has decided to take on a film version of the game, and have hired writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to adapt it for the screen. At the moment the plot for Ouija is very sketchy, but the studio does plan on factoring some of the game’s basic rules into the plot. For example: never use it alone, never use it in a graveyard, always say good-bye, etc. Ouija is being described as a supernatural action-adventure, which is another way of saying a cheap horror movie.
If the Ouija movie didn’t already sound like it was on shaky ground in the creative department, the film is being produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The horror movies from Platinum Dunes aren’t of the best quality, and to this day the only one that looks half way decent is the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street. Surprisingly, it looks like someone actually put effort into that one.
With the Tron Legacy writers on board, you can take it as a blessing and a curse. Besides their work on the TV show Lost, it’s hard to tell where their talent level is. Comic-Con wasn’t really a showcase for Tron considering the small amount of footage shown. We’ll just have to wait and see if these two can cut it when the sequel comes out later next year.
What do you think of Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz writing the script for Ouija?