Where did Tim Burton go wrong, exactly? I know the director still has his fans, but in writing this story, I’m hard pressed to recall the last film the director made that was anything but a joyless cash-in. Mars Attacks, perhaps?
In recent years it’s become painfully obvious that he’s phoning it in for a paycheck and nothing more. That hasn’t stopped him from remaining a hot commodity in Hollywood, however (when your little 3D movie grosses over half a billion dollars worldwide, people tend to take notice), as today’s bit of news proves.
According to Deadline New York, DreamWorks has just acquired the screen rights to Monsterpocalypse, and they are already making overtures to Burton to be the creative catalyst. Talks are early stage, and right now only game creator Matt Wilson is attached to be co-producer. Monsterpocalypse is a kaiju-themed collectible miniatures game. It’s a board game that involves battles against a variety of enemy monsters that take place in a metropolis filled with buildings.
And there’s no word as of yet on whether or not Johnny Depp will agree to appear as one of his stock, eccentric characters. We’ll bring you more as we have it.
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