McG has been picked to direct Universal Pictures’ upcoming film adaptation of the Hasbro Ouija board game, Slashfilm.com is reporting. The movie, which was penned by ‘TRON: Legacy’ screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adma Horowitz, is going ahead with its scheduled November 9, 2012 release date.

While it was originally expected that the film would have a supernatural theme to it, given the nature of the game, Universal has confirmed that it’s actually going to be a family action-adventure movie, much like the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. McG was picked in part because he has become known for directing action movies, such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation.’

The director will begin helming the Ouija movie over the summer, after he finishes filming ‘This Means War’ with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. Michael Bay and his horror-based production company, Platinum Dunes, which is planning on branching into action films, are on board to produce the Ouija movie.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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