Want to ask the creepy old board if we’ll get another Ouija movie? Well, if you do, don’t be surprised if the oracle floats towards the letters Y, E and S.
Cinefilles caught horror producer Jason Blum at the 2015 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday and he seemed very interested in developing a sequel to Ouija. “I’m still hoping. I have my fingers crossed!” he said in a short one-on-one scrum also covering the development status of his Gillian Flynn-based miniseries Sharp Objects.
Blum did make a point to note that he’s “focusing on TV” at the moment, including MTV thriller Eye Candy starring Victoria Justice, a series he was promoting at TCA. But when Cinefilles first posed the idea of Ouija 2, he looked back to his publicist before actually answering, suggesting that perhaps he’ll find the time. He’s no stranger to juggling multiple projects at once, with Insidious 3, Sinister 2, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Amityville: The Awakening all in post-production at the moment.
And hey, maybe if a second movie isn’t what the spirits want, we’ll see a Ouija TV show as a follow-up instead. “It’s an even better idea!” Blum quipped at the alternative suggestion.
Ouija was a surprise hit his October, earning nearly $77 million at the box office after spending only $5 million on production. Despite getting poor reviews at the box office, it was No. 1 in terms of profits on its opening weekend, beating out Keanu Reeves action flick John Wick. The film is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray this February.
Emily is covering the 2015 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour live from the Huntington Langham Hotel from January 9 – 18. Tune in every day for new pieces and follow her tweets at @Cinefilles and @emilygagne.