Remember asking the Magic 8 Ball question after question as a kid? Blumhouse is teaming up with toy maker Mattel for a movie based on the 1950’s toy.
Described as a “suspense filled” film, Magic 8 Ball is set to be directed by Truth or Dare‘s Jeff Wadlow who will pen the script along with Chris Roach, Deadline reports.
Since the 1950s, Magic 8 Ball has inspired imagination, suspense, and intrigue across generations. This iconic toy has a built-in connection with fans and untapped potential for storytelling,” said Robbie Brenner of Mattel Films. “There are no partners better suited to tell the Magic 8 Ball story in collaboration with Mattel Films than Jeff Wadlow and Blumhouse Productions, whose unique approach to the thriller genre has captivated audiences worldwide and has gained widespread accolades.”
As fans of Mattel and their iconic brands, we’re looking forward to bringing Magic 8 Ball, one of their most celebrated toys, to life, and playing against expectations in doing so,” said Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse. “We look forward to partnering with Mattel Films to put this project on the fast track to the big screen and create a memorable experience for moviegoers.”