, a suspense thriller inspired by one of Hasbro’s most iconic brands. The movie is scheduled for a 2013 release and will be done reportedly at a significantly lower budget than the original $100 million.
will be produced by Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form for Platinum Dunes, and Jason Blum for Blumhouse.
The Ouija board, which was created by William Fuld in the 1890’s at the height of the spiritualism movement, features the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words, “yes,” “no,” and “goodbye.” Users place their hands on a planchette at the board's center and ask question as the planchette’s movements indicate the answers.
Platinum Dunes is known for its suspense projects including popular remakes of
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Amityville Horror
Friday the 13th
A Nightmare on Elm Street
. It is currently
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
for Paramount Pictures with Jonathan Liebesman as director.
Blumhouse is known for its low-budget, high concept films including films such as the
Hasbro and Universal have teamed to produce
, which opens in the U.S. on May 18 and features an extensive licensing program.
Hasbro also has
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
releasing June 29 and
in development for 2014, both with Paramount Pictures.
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