A movie version of Ouija has been in the works for a long time, but now it’s finally moving forward with the news that it’s found its young leads, as Olivia Cooke and Douglas Smith are onboard according to Variety.
Universal Pictures is backing the movie, with Stiles White directing. No character or specific plot details have been released, although it will be based around the classic planchette device that people have used for years to supposedly talk to spirits. Olivia Cooke is best known for her role in Bates Motel, while Douglas Smith most recently starred in Antiviral and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
It’s certainly a different movie to the one it once was, as it was once planned as a big $100 million family adventure with McG directing, but it’ll now be smaller and perhaps creepier, with a $5 million budget.
Filming begins next week in Los Angeles.