Monday, March 5, 2012
Hasbro's OUIJA Back On For Universal
The once dead OUIJA is breathing new life! The Hasbro film, based on the board game of the same name, is back on for Universal with original producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes still on board but now the project has Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions as a producer as well.
Blum is the microbudget horror maven behind the Paranormal Activity franchise and Insidious. Ouija is now rumored to be around the $5 million range. The original budget was closer to $100 million with director McG once attached and that's the main reason for the shut down
Universal hasn't named a writer or director and is not revealing a revised logline but sources say Ouija will follow Blum's high concept, lower budget model. The movies Blumhouse has been making for Universal have been under $5 million and Ouija is expected to follow suit. It's unlikely to be a found-footage movie and i'm glad because they have about run their course for a while.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter