According to Variety, Platinum Dunes turned off all the lights, lit some candles and sat down with the star of its forthcoming production to choose a writer and director. The piece of wood set to headline Ouija chose two: Juliet Snowden and Stiles White.
The pair recently wrote The Possession, another supernatural movie about a malevolent spirit and a wooden collectible that’s out on August 31st. They now belong to a healthy line of filmmakers who have flirted with the project. McG is on that list as well as two Lost writers.
Thinking optimistically, this could still be a really fun, spooky story with an occult icon that almost all of us toyed with when we were younger. Still, with Hasbro in on the deal here, the more likely scenario is that it’ll be a movie made first and foremost as a 2-hour commercial for their product. That is, unless they’ve learned a powerful lesson from Battleship.