The second installment in the Ouija series has landed a director and a lead actress. THR reports that Mike Flanagan(Oculus) will be at the helm and is also co-penning the script with Jeff Howard. Annalise Basso (Oculus) will appear as a young girl who has recently lost her father.
Ouija 2 is currently being targeted for an October 21, 2016 release date. We will keep you apprised as we learn more about this developing project. The film is a co-venture between Blumhouse, Universal, Platinum Dunes, and Hasbro.
In Ouija, a group of close friends reeling from the death of one of their comrades attempt to make contact with the other side. Instead of reaching their fallen friend, the group instead gets ahold of a vengeful spirit that wreaks havoc on the lives of those who have awakened it.
This first film was directed by Stiles White. Previously an effects man, Ouija was White’s first time in the director’s chair. In addition to directing, he also co-penned the script with Juliet Snowden (The Possession). Ouija stars Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones) and relative newcomers Ana Coto and Daren Kagasoff. It was released October 24, 2014 and made over $100 Million on a $5 Million dollar budget.