Just one day after the title and premiere date was announced for “Ouija Origin of Evil,” the studio has released the first official trailer for the film. This installment will be the follow-up to the original 2014 thriller “Ouija”. Fans of the series can watch the Ouija Origin of Darkness trailer below, thanks to an early upload from the studio.
Ouija 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October 21, 2016, and as you can see in the trailer below, there is a new cast featured in the sequel. Starring in the film are Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Parker Mack, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel, Annalise Basso and Lulu Wilson.
The horror-thriller was written and directed by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard was also a co-writer on the script. The film itself was produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Jason Blum, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.
In the studio’s announcement the company teases the film saying, “It was never just a game.” Universal is hoping that fans of the original hit will want to dive into the lore of the spirit board for this new project.
The original film opened at number one at the box-office when it was released, and Universal is hoping that lighting strikes twice now that fans have an idea of the storyline.
The film takes place in 1965 Los Angeles, where a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Ouija: Origin of Evil is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series), alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner (Transformers and G.I. Joe series) and Stephen Davis (Ouija).
As for the original’s outstanding success, the 2014 hit reached an impressive $51M at the box-office. Ouija 1 was directed by Stiles White, working off a script that he had written with Juliet Snowden. The first film starred Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto and Daren Kagasoff.