On May 28, 2008 THR reported that Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller are producing a film Ouija based on Hasbro’s supernatural board game Ouija, with Universal Pictures also attached. On February 2, 2009 producer Bradley Fuller said that the film will be a big movie like Pirates of the Caribbean. On November 1, 2009 Universal set Adam Horowitz and Richard Jefferies to write the script for the film. On October 27, 2010 Deadline stated that three directors are in talks to direct the film, includes Pierre Morel, Sylvain White and Scott Stewart. Universal is planning for a 2012 Thanksgiving of $80 million-$100 million budgeted film. Later on December 18, 2010 two directors McG and Breck Eisner were again on board to direct the film, John Moore also failed for directing gig. On January 4, 2011 TheWrap confirmed that Universal has revealed that studio is in talks with McG to direct the supernatural action-adventure film with a release date of November 12, 2012. On April 19, 2011 Evan Spiliotopoulos was set to rewrite the script already written by Horowitz & Jefferies, while McG is directing the film. On June 16, 2011 screenwriter Simon Kinberg was set to work on the script of the board game Ouija. On August 23, 2011, it was confirmed that Universal has officially dropped the Hasbro board-game adaptation, the reason for scrapping the project was the high budget.