Marti Noxon is a busy screenwriter these days, and that is perfectly okay with us. Two weeks ago we broke news that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer veteran had been hired to rewrite Tink, Disney's live-action Tinkerbell movie starring Elizabeth Banks, and now The Hollywood Reporter has broken news that Platinum Dunes has hired her to work on a new script for their big screen movie based on the ouija board titled, what else, Ouija.
Known primarily for their horror remakes, Ouija would actually have been one of the few titles in Platinum Dunes' stable that wasn't a horror film. At least that was the case back when the Michael Bay co-founded production company and board game manufacturer Hasbro had the film set up with Universal. At that stage, Ouija was going to be a sort of family adventure film, but it's unclear if that's still the case after Universal dropped the project, citing expense concerns.
Whether it ends up becoming a horror film or a stays a family adventure, we think it's in pretty decent hands with Noxon on board as the screenwriter. Her Fright Night remake drew ire from fans of the original '80s film for not staying faithful enough, but we found it to be a lot of fun, more complex than the haters who dismissed it would have you believe, and we're really looking forward to sharing our full interview with Noxon when the film hits Blu-ray on December 13th.
Now, in completely unrelated news, our comrade at Twitch Film, Todd Brown, is reporting that the gay role Daniel Radcliffe had mentioned in recent press has finally been revealed. He will be playing Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, a thriller based on the real relationship between Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Lucien Carr. How does one make a thriller out of real life literary icons, you ask? Well, Carr did murder his lover David Kammerer, so we assume that's the aspect of their lives writer-director John Krokidas will be exploring.
Boys Don't Cry producer Christine Vachon had originally tried to get Kill Your Darlings off the ground two years ago with Jess Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw playing the core trio. It's unclear if the latter two are still attached to the film, but Eisenberg is presumed out of the picture considering he was originally going to play Ginsberg.