You can stop looking forward to Michael Bay's Ouija Board movie now

Are you a Michael Bay hater? If so, this ought to please you—there's one less film of his you have to look forward to now.

Remember that Ouija project he was producing? Insiders tell Vulture that the adaptation of the magical board game that he was working on with McG directing has been put in turnaround. This is just three weeks after the studio, Universal Pictures, ditched plans to turn the Hasbro board game Clue into a film with Gore Verbinski at the helm.

Most recently, Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) had taken a pass at the Ouija script, which McG envisioned as "a big-budget Jumanji-like family fantasy." Other writers who had been involved at one point or another were the likes of Tron Legacy's Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

The site reports that Bay and McG are taking the project elsewhere and are already shopping it around. Paramount Pictures has already passed, even with Bay's longstanding relationship from directing Hasbro's Transformers franchise for the studio.

For those who were unaware or just chose to ignore it, Hasbro struck a seven-picture deal with Universal to take their board-game projects and somehow make them into franchise tentpoles. The films consisted of Monopoly (which had a Ridley Scott sci-fi element that is shelved), Candy Land, Stretch Armstrong (currently with Taylor Lautner to star), Monsterpocalypse, Risk, Battleship (hitting theaters soon, watch trailer here) and Ouija.

(via Vulture)

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