Tim Burton and John August Reteam to Bring Us a Monsterpocalypse?

Hollywood has rifled through graphic novels, plundered through video games, and remade everything it could possibly think of. What’s next? BOARD GAMES! Roll the dice and get ready for the horror … the horror!

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog John August is in negotiations with DreamWorks to write the studio’s feature film adaptation of Monsterpocalypse, a strategy game played with collectible miniature figures.

Tim Burton was originally announced to be “in talks” to helm the project, but DreamWorks has yet to hammer out a deal. If the planets align, this will be the fourth collaboration between August and Burton, following Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Corpse Bride.

Let’s not forget that the duo also have a feature adaptation of the Sixties TV show “Dark Shadows” in development at Warner Bros. with Burton regular Johnny Depp attached as well. So many projects. So little time.

Monsterpocalypse was created by Matt Wilson, who will co-produce the movie, and involves game maps on which all manner of Japanese-inspired monsters, aliens, robots and insects do battle while laying waste to the cityscape, which changes for each game. Look for more soon!

Tim Burton and John August Reteam to Bring Us a Monsterpocalypse?

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  • James Coker

    Speaking of Tim Burton
    Guys Check this one out

  • Cinemascribe

    Depp will probably play the American reporter carelessly edited into the narrative to give the film appeal to US audiences.

    On the plus side, this is an infinitely better candidate for a cinematic adaptation than some of the other crap that’s been announced in recent months, including Monopoly, Battleship and (still shaking my head over this one) View Master the Movie. If that last one bows on December 31st 2012 then we’ll know that the Apocalypse is indeed nigh.

    No, really, all sarcasm aside..how the fuck does View Master rate a film adaptation? Whats’ next? Michael Bay’s Spirograph the Motion Picture?

    “I’m saying that I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man…and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake.” – Seth Brundle

    • Floydian Trip

      And SOME people bitch about The Hobbit being adapted.

  • Terminal

    I wonder which role Johnny Dep will be playing.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”