'Ouija' movie moves toward 2013 release
March 6th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

'Ouija' movie moves toward 2013 release

A concept that was once considered dead weight has been revived over at Universal Pictures: The studio is back at work on a movie centered around the Ouija board game, reports Deadline.

The project reportedly had an original budget of more than $100 million, which is said to have been slashed down to $5 million. McG was attached to direct the high-budget version, but the lower-cost concept doesn't have a director yet. Michael Bay still serves as one of the producers, and Universal has tapped Jason Blum to produce the project as well.

Blum, of Blumhouse Productions, is also behind the successful "Paranormal Activity" movies, which easily recoup their tight budgets at the box office.

Plot details are light, but considering it's centered on the Ouija board, we can only guess that it would involve the supernatural.


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  1. ParanormalFan

    @sky So true! There's actually a little indie Ouija movie called "I Am ZoZo" making the rounds right now about that very thing. It's about the demon ZoZo (Google it and you'll see what I mean.) It's a battle of the boards, go indie horror!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    WHY IS THE MOVIE BUSINESS SO OBSESSES WITH DEMONIC MOVIES?
    HOW CAN A BOARD GIVE YOU A ANSWER ABOUT SOMETHING PERSONAL
    IN YOUR LIFE THAT ONLY YOU KNOW? THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
    THIS IS NO JOKE....THESE DEMONS ARE WARP IN THEIR THINKING
    AND AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ONE IN YOUR HOME-A DEMON IS THERE.

    March 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SKY

    FACT: YOU ASK A WOODEN BOARD A QUESTION, AND THE DEMON SPELLS OUT THE ANSWER.....
    YOU WATCH IT MOVE AND WONDER IF YOU ARE CRAZY OR IF
    YOU FEEL A PRESENT, AND
    YOU ARE PLAYING WITH THE DEMON, AT FIRST ITS A GAME THEN THEY
    ATTACK YOU, THINGS COME ON AND OFF, THEY ATTACK YOU AT NIGHT
    YOU INVITE THEM IN YOUR HOME, AND THEY WON'T LEAVE...THE LOVE IN
    THE HOME TURN TO HATE....LET THE FIGHTING BEGAN....

    March 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @ vixen's troll

    Please seek help if you're an adult.

    March 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @@vixen's troll

      I did get therapy. He said it is all vixen's fault that I am this way. Don't think for a moment that I'm her only troll, though. Besides, read Sky's post, talk about therapy?

      March 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Observer

    This should get in line behind "Real Steel", and "Battleship" and "Candyland" and "Transformers", etc. etc.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Crys

    Ho hum... it's been done before. A few films have been done before that focus on the Ouija Board, and a lot more horror films used one at some point. I think most people have used one at some point, but the novelty is usually gone for anybody over 15.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lia

    i'm with Ben, sounds like a ridiculous concept without even hearing any plot ideas. Plus it will be full of B and C list actors no one has ever heard of...better go straight to DVD

    March 6, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Beautiful Vixen

    I REJECT THAT COMMENT! MY MIDDLE NAME IS LICKEN! AND YEA I CAN LICK MY OWN BALLS! YOUR SO JEALOUS OF ME. I AM HALF MAN AND HALF WOMEN AND A HAPPY COW AND HUNG LIKE A HORSE AND YOUR IN LUV WITH ME!

    March 6, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • @Beautiful Vixen

      Wow! You sound like a real keeper. You shouldn't talk yourself up so much! lmao

      March 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @Vixen's Troll

    You non other than the Mad raper with help from some of ..well we know. We can say names.lmao

    March 6, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • @vixxy

      And, you are non other than vixxy trying desperately to defend herself. Grothnar is our leader, not mad. He ordered your demise. So, are you getting the message yet?

      March 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ben

    Can they come up with anymore lame ideas for movies? This sounds like a bomb before they even make it.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • jzzy

      LOl. So true.

      March 7, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • DaTripper

      Apparently there is no limit. LOL But you have to remember, they will keep dumbing down the movies, TV shows, whatever until the people buying tckets STOPS doing that. LOL Until then, read a book or something.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beautiful Vixen

    I hate the ouija board. Every time I axe it if I'm beautiful, it goes staight to no. I'm so sad.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |

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