Thursday, May 29, 2008


Video game movies are soooooooooo passe'. On to the next wave!

And that is.... board game movies????

Last year there were rumors that Ridley Scott wanted to make a Monopoly movie, and today, news is out that Michael Bay wants to make a Ouija Board movie.
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.

So we're not just talking another Zathura here... no. This may open the door to a slew of films based on all of your favorite childhood games.

The mind is already pondering our future:

Milton Bradley's Operation directed by Eli Roth

Milton Bradley's Chutes and Ladders directed by Bryan Singer

(Chutes and Ladders 2 & 3 will be directed by Paul Greengrass, and the franchise will star Matt Damon. Vincent Cassell, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster will be in the supporting role as "villian" in each respective installment).

Milton Bradley's Connect Four written & directed by Darren Aronofsky.

(Milton Bradley will become like that iconic Marvel logo that precedes all of the comic-book films. You know that one that flips through pages real quick???)

But what I really wanna know, is who is gonna direct the...


Piper said...

Awesome post. And man I miss the Uncle Wiggly Game.

I believe the Ouija Board idea has already been done. A little something I like to call Witchboard with the oh, so sexy Tawny Kitaen.

But seriously, does Michael Bay really possess any kind of conscious.

Fox said...

Good call on the *Witchboard*. I was trying to recall if any film had invoked the Ouija board as a prop and I came up empty.

And I don't know why the Uncle Wiggily game was so awesome to me when I was a kid. As far as I can remember it was just a straight-up dice roll and move game. But for some reason I LOVED it.

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debbie said...

Fireball Island. Now, that would be awesome.

debbie said...

And, we can't forget Clue!
That's a great movie.

Fox said...

What is Fireball Island??!?!

Sounds fun already!

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