Marti Noxon may be one of the few screenwriters working in Hollywood today whose name is recognizable to a large percentage of genre fans, mainly due to her work on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But in recent years Noxon's been using her cache to work on high-profile pics like Fright Night, I Am Number Four, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Now Noxon has been announced as the latest writer on Ouija, Hasbro and Platinum Dunes' long-in-development film about the eponymous board game. More after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Ouija may not have a studio home, but the supernatural project is still very much alive and kicking."
"Ouija was set up at Universal but was untethered in late August due to budgetary concerns. The move followed Universal's letting go of another Hasbro property, Monopoly.
"But Noxon's hiring shows Hasbro is still very keen on the Ouija project, and is unafraid to spearhead its own development, mirroring moves already made on the Monopoly project. In September, Hasbro and Ridley Scott, who is producing Monopoly, set Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to pen a script.
"Ouija is still envisioned as a family adventure in the tone of The Mummy centering on a family who has to deal with otherwordly chaos that is unleashed."