Ouija Board Movie to Land 'Taken' Director Pierre Morel

With Battleship already in production, Hollywood has turned to its next board game adaptation to see if they can get the wheels turning a bit faster. Yes, the Ouija board is getting its own movie, and according to The LA Times, Taken director Pierre Morel is the lead candidate to take this iconic board game and turn it into one heckuva scary movie. Or maybe it's not supposed to be scary?

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Not long ago producer Brad Fuller commented on the upcoming film, saying that it "isn't really a horror movie per se, it's definitely more of a big action-adventure." He later added, "There are definitely horror elements, because it's about Ouija and what happens from a Ouija board, but it's a much bigger film. I would call it an action-adventure with horror elements."
Morel took a pretty standard abduction story with Taken and turned the film's star, Liam Neeson, into one of the unlikeliest action heroes we've seen in a long time. Despite being dropped in the middle of winter with not a whole lot of buzz, word-of-mouth helped Taken earn a whopping $226 million worldwide. Seeing that he's one of the lead choices for Ouija definitely means this will be more of an action-adventure like Fuller said, though what type of action-adventure – and whether it will involve freaky spirits – we don't know.
Do you think this film has a shot at succeeding? Is the Ouija board something you can adapt into an entertaining film with the right creative people involved?
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