Shiloh Fernandez

Hollywood is ready to roll the dice on another board game adaptation. A bidding war has broken out over Monsterpocalypse, a robots-versus-monsters game adaptation that has Fede Alvarez on board to direct. If the concept reminds you a bit of Pacific Rim, you’re not the only one who’s noticed — an earlier version of the project stalled after Guillermo del Toro’s jaegers and kaiju stomped all over theaters in 2013. Read More »

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Last month, it was reported that John August was in talks with Dreamworks to pen a big screen adaptation of the Monsterpocalypse board game which has been described as “part strategy, part Kaiju Big Battel, and part Rampage!, all played out with miniatures on a tabletop.” At the time, it was speculated that the involvement of Burton’s regular collaborator might mean that Tim Burton was developing the project to direct. We now have a confirmation and more information on the project.

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Last month, it was reported that Tim Burton had become attached as a creative consultant, producer and possibly director of the Disney/Dreamworks film based on Monsterpocalypse, a board game Russ described as “part strategy, part Kaiju Big Battel, and part Rampage!, all played out with miniatures on a tabletop.”

Now HeatVision reports that John August is in negotiations to pen the feature adaptation, which might further confirm Burton’s possible involvement as director. Those of you following August’s career know that he is Burton’s constant collaborator. Talks are said to be “ongoing”.

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burton-monsterpocalypse

Tim Burton has got Dark Shadows brewing, supposedly to shoot later this year, but in the meantime he’s going to continue to be attached to various projects as creative consultant, producer and possibly director.

One new project that may have Burton involved on some level is a film based on Monsterpocalypse, a board game that is part strategy, part Kaiju Big Battel, and part Rampage!, all played out with miniatures on a tabletop. How do you make a movie out of that? Read More »