Paramount plans Magic 8 Ball movie Paramount Pictures has optioned Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball toy for a live-action adventure picture. No details about the film’s story have been released however according to reports producer Brad Weston and screenwriters Jon Gunn and John Mann are attached to the project. The Magic 8 Ball toy features 20 pre-set answers to questions asked by the holder. The answers are displayed in a window on the surface of the ball. It is still on the market today.