Screen Junkies » Evan Spiliotopoulos http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:50:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Ouija’ Scares A Writer Into Penning A McG Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ouija-scares-a-writer-into-penning-a-mcg-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ouija-scares-a-writer-into-penning-a-mcg-movie/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:47:21 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207843 Spooked by the prospect of being best known for writing 'Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie', Evan Spilotopoulos has taken a gig scripting the McG/Michael Bay Ouiji board movie.

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Spooked by the prospect of being best known for writing direct-to-DVD Disney masterpieces like The Lion King 1 1/2 and Pooh‘s Heffalump Halloween Movie, writer Evan Spiliotopoulos ha taken a high-profile gig scripting Ouiji for Universal. A movie based on a board game? Likely to be bad. A movie based on a board game directed by McG? Spiliotopoulos will probably beg Disney to let him write Mulan 4: Space Mulan after he’s done with Ouija.

Michael Bay and Hasbro execs are producing Ouija, and I assume top-quality storytelling is at the top of their to-do list. Plot details are still murky, though it’s been described as “a four-quadrant supernatural adventure centering around a family.” If there’s one thing movie-goers care about, it’s marketing quadrants. Ghosts care about them too. It’s why when Universal executives were considering the project, they asked the ghosts of film legends past via Ouija board, “does this movie hit all four quadrants?” The ghosts spelled out, “S-T-O-P… R-U-I-N-I-N-G… M-O-V-I-E-S…” (Hollywood Reporter)

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