Magic 8 Ball Horror Movie in the Works at Blumhouse

The Magic 8 Ball movie is happening for reasons.

Magic 8 Ball

Guess who’s back. Back again. Jeff Wadlow’s back. At Blumhouse. For another horror movie.

Via Deadline, the director of Truth or Dare – who managed to score a $95 million global box office off a $3.5 million budget with his throwaway horror effort for Blumhouse – is coming back to helm a Magic 8 Ball movie for the studio, with Mattel’s backing.

Wadlow is currently penning the script for the film, which is sure to see a gang of panicked teens shaking the black sphere for a tight 90 minutes and praying the answer comes up Milhouse, with Jillian Jacobs and Chris Roach. Magic 8 Ball could be in theaters by the end of the year the way that Blumhouse knocks them out, but there’s no official release date for the project yet.

“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,” proclaimed 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.”

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Blumhouse founder Jason Blum added “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. 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.”

Mattel currently has a bunch of other films in various stages of development, including a Barbie movie with Margot Robbie and a Masters Of The Universe reboot with the internet’s cinnamon roll boyfriend, Noah Centineo. Blumhouse has Fantasy Island (also helmed by Wadlow), The Purge 5, and Leigh Whannell’s Invisible Man movie all coming out in 2020, along with several films yet to be revealed. The low budget Glass, Happy Death Day 2U, and Ma have already been decent-size hits for them in 2019.