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McG Lands Directing Job for Universal's Action-Adventure 'Ouija'

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January 4, 2011
Source: Deadline

McG / Ouija

It almost rhymes... McG and Ouija! Deadline announces that after quite a line-up of potential directors for their Ouija movie, Universal's top choice is none other than McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol), infamous for the Charlie's Angels movies and the rather disliked Terminator Salvation. Various up-and-coming directors like Pierre Morel and Breck Eisner have been linked previously, but McG was in the latest batch and won the job in the end. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is producing along with Hasbro. Production begins in summer for a 2012 release, and McG is "about to begin negotiations," according to Deadline. Is he the best choice?

Though the plot is still being kept underwraps, it involves a family getting caught up in some supernatural adventure with flares of The Mummy and Indiana Jones. So it's a bit more than Paranormal Activity meets Hasbro supernatural board game. In between Terminator and this project, McG did shoot another romantic comedy called This Means War, so he's stayed away from sci-fi and is finally venturing into adventure with this. I think it'll be fun and honestly, with McG and a project like this, I'm sure this is the best we would ever get anyway. Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, the duo behind Tron Legacy, wrote the screenplay for Ouija. What do you guys think - is there any chance this will turn out fun and entertaining? Is McG a good pick?

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  • Name (required)
    Sounds cool.
  • Craig
    I didn't care for his Terminator movie, and an action-adventure movie about a Ouija board doesn't excite me one bit. So I'd say, yeah, he's the perfect choice.
  • hollowmoon
    Yeah it almost rhymes if you're pronouncing it wrong. It's Ouija, pronounced Wee-Jah, with a hard J sound. Not Wee-Gee.
  • Jon A.
    Michael Bay's production company and McG? Nope. This will be a terrible movie. Seriously, f**k McG.
  • Leeloo Dallas Multipass
    McG is the best choice for a Ouija movie just like a pile of shit is the best choice for a porcelain hole.
  • Dave Lister, J.M.C.
    McG is directing. It will suck. It's just that simple.

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