From the HollywoodReporter:
McG has won the contest for the gig to direct Ouija for Universal and is now in negotiations.
The studio’s planned film adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game about conjuring up spirits of the dead has had a tough go at finding a director but before the town shut down for the holidays, Heat Vision reported that McG presented Universal execs his vision for the project, which has a script by Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and is being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.
He was vying for the gig against The Crazies director Breck Eisner, who pitched his take on the material the week before.
Oh to have been a fly on the wall at those meetings. “I promise you that my vision for Ouija Board: The Movie is an unimaginable travesty.” “WAIT! My concept for Ouija Board: The Movie will be much worse!” And on and on. I bet all the SUITS in Hollywood referred to that epic battle as McAlien Vs. BreckPredator because WHOEVER WINS WE LOSE. Do you get it? I predict a terrible movie in our future. DO YOU GET THAT ONE AT LEAST? Ghosts.