WB has seemed like it has a pretty good handle on how to revive the classic stable of Looney Tunes characters. There are three short 3D Road Runner shorts running in front of films this summer and fall, which actually look funny, and a new TV series. The stuff doesn’t look amazing, but it also doesn’t look tragic. Given that these characters will inevitably be revived no matter what we hope for, ‘not tragic’ is a start.
But now WB is planning a live-action / CGI hybrid Bugs Bunny film. Which doesn’t have to be a travesty. But I can’t help but see images of WB’s Yogi Bear dancing in my eyes when I think about this project. Or maybe those are just tears. Read More »
Thought Slashfilm had let this one get past us, did you? No way! Like a freshly charged cougar stashing away a coveted Von Dutch trucker hat (and an STD) at the mall, we were saving it for the weekend. Platinum Dunes is teaming up with Hasbro to bring the board game, Ouija Board, to so many theaters you won’t escape it! Michael Bay is involved in a producing capacity, so don’t count out day-glo Rasta phantasms with Uzis just yet. Gotta love how the trades are all, “no log line has been announced.” But they partially redeem themselves by reporting that the film will “not be like Jumanji.”
The flick will be the first in Hasbro’s major development deal at Universal, where games like Candy Land and Clue (again) are also being adapted. If there’s slight confusion sloshing against mental reference, this is not a remake of Witchboard; moreover, isn’t it sort of strange how there’s not a definitive Ouija Board movie? A lot of geeks are bemoaning the film already, but the potential for fun brain cell death glazed in Platinum Dunes’ slick aesthetic sits well with me. Others have pointed out that due to Hasbro’s involvement a PG-13 rating is probably in the cards. This is further supported by the attached screenwriter, David Berenbaum (Disney’s The Haunted Mansion, Elf). Unless IMDB is mistaken, Ouija Board would then mark PD’s first non-R outing. Maybe the geeks have a point, but the film is sure to be worthier of a popcorn throw than Prom Night.
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