It’s not as if films based on board games is an entirely new concept. It’s just one that hasn’t worked out really well. But one that seems to have survived is Ouija. In 2014, the first film based on the “spritualistic” board from Hasbro came out and grossed $103.5 million. Not bad considering it was made on a $5 million budget.
So with that kind of performance, you bet they were going to move forward with another movie. Now we are getting our first look at Ouija: Origin of Evil, a prequel to the first film. Check out the teaser below.
As far as tone goes, the film looks and feels pretty one-dimensional and lacks anything that makes us want to care about these characters. But maybe Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard‘s script can surprise us. The two were also behind Oculus, and look how that turned out. Not to mention Jason Blum, who also produces, has made a killing off these films with extremely low budgets. Michael Bay and Brad Fuller also return as producers.