Ouija may not have a studio home anymore, but the supernatural project is still very much pointing to “yes”, reports Heat Vision.
Hasbro, which is financing development, and Platinum Dunes, the shingle producing the project, have hired well-regarded scribe Marti Noxon to work on the script.
Noxon cut her teeth and gained geek cred with her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently wrote the remake of Fright Night. She also did a pass on Lionsgate’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Ouija was set up at Universal but was untethered in late August due to budgetary concerns. But Noxon’s hiring shows Hasbro is still very keen on the “Ouija” project, and is unafraid to spearhead its own development.
Ouija is still envisioned as a family adventure in the tone of The Mummy centering on a family who has to deal with otherworldly chaos that is unleashed.