The feature film adaptation of the Hasbro board game Ouija continues to cycle through screenwriters. Last November, TRON Legacy screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were hired to come up with a script based on the black magic that comes from a piece of cardboard and plastic pointer you can buy at Target. Then Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Lion King 1 ½) was hired to work on the script, and now Heat Vision reports that screenwriting duties have now passed to Marti Noxon (Fright Night). Noxon was also hired last May to write a new draft of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a film which can’t keep its directors or find bankable lead actors.
McG was attached to direct Ouija, but there’s no mention of him in Heat Vision’s story. Losing McG would not be the worst thing that could happen to any movie. Ouija is still looking for a home after Universal dropped the film back in August, but Hasbro still envisions the movie “as a family adventure in the tone of The Mummy centering on a family who has to deal with otherwordly chaos that is unleashed.” Hopefully, the family will learn the danger of buying Hasbro games.