Michael Bay conjures 'Ouija' movie

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  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    ok never thought he'd do a movie like this

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i3f3a21456cba6a5100391e2313dd6935

    David Berenbaum and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes have been brought on deck to bring Hasbro's supernatural game "Ouija Board" to the big screen. The project is set up at Universal, where Hasbro has a six-year strategic partnership.

    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.

    The board has been produced by Hasbro's Parker Brothers since 1966, with millions being sold worldwide.

    Bennett Schneir, Hasbro's senior vp and managing director of motion pictures will oversee the project for Hasbro.

    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.

    Platinum Dunes, known for its horror remakes, is working on "Unborn," an original supernatural thriller being directed by David Goyer.

    The project is another example of WMA synergy at work: the agency reps Hasbro, Berenbaum and Platinum Dunes.
     
  2. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is not Transformers news. Or a Transformers rumour. :( 

    Try posting a video review of some crap and you might get a better reception.
     
  3. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    i shoulda stuck it in the misc
     
  4. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    So how long until Sorry!: The Movie?
     
  5. Red Alert

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    or CLUE :banghead:  (oh yeah!they already did it)
     
  6. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Witchboard, anyone?

    Do people in Hollywood not know how to look things up?
     
  8. Tekkaman Blade

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    Yes, they apparently don't read novels either as there are plenty that would make good movies. Instead we keep getting remakes. They need to hire some film nerds to staff so they can run this stuff by them.
     
  9. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    dunno this could be good, I remember when I was a kid/ teenager most people where TERRIFIED of those things-granted mexico IS a supersticius country- and there is all kinds of stories, the one always on my head is the one about the old man who made a Quija and sold it to some teens and then all started dying one by one when the final two came to return the quija the old man turned out to be the demon ,kills one and leaves a girl alive telling her he will come for her soul or something

    hey I would watch that.
     
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    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    *crosses fingers for candy land movie*
     
  11. Ziero

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    And it was awesome

    Seriously though, Hasbro literally said "we want to make movies of our stuff" so does this really come as a shock to anyone?
     
  12. optimusprime42

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    i guess hollywood is bored
     
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    ! Mouse trap VS operation, movie!!!!!! :lol !
     

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