April Fool: Malick Plays Some “Scrabble”

Universal continues their aggressive film development schedule based on the Hasbro game brand with famed auteur Terence Malick (“The New World,” “The Thin Red Line”) in talks to helm the film version of classic board game “Scrabble” reports the trades.

Malick is expected to so some major rewrites on Jonathan Hensleigh’s noir script which dealt with the hunt for two serial killers who’re playing a twisted version of the game by carving letters into their victim’s chests and leaving the bodies across the city in specific locations.

In recent months the studio has signed Ridley Scott to direct “Monopoly”, Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct “Candy Land”, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to produce “Ouija”.

Todd Haynes (“I’m Not There,” “Far from Heaven”) was signed last week to helm “Hunger”, an African-set survival horror film based on “Hungry Hungry Hippos”.