A Ouija movie is indeed in the works, and this week a pair of writers have been summoned to make it a reality. According to THR’s Heat Vision blog, Universal has hired Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to pen the script. This is the same duo behind Disney’s upcoming Tron Legacy, but I’m more interested in looking at some of their work that has actually been released: most notably, 17 episodes of Lost. They sound like a decent match for this project, and who knows, maybe they can actually turn it into something worthwhile?
Ouija is among the stable of board game properties that Universal is actively developing into feature films, but out of all of them, I think this one at least holds some potential. No doubt they are hoping to strike while the iron is hot, since a Ouija board figured prominently in one scene in the creepy low budget hit Paranormal Activity. The movie is being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes studio, and is seen as a “supernatural action-adventure movie”. The so-called “rules” of the Ouija board may also be incorporated into the plot (never use it alone, never use it in a graveyard, always say good-bye, etc.). What do you think, could a Ouija board movie actually be any good?