Tim Burton is developing and will direct the bigscreen adaptation of Matt Wilson's board game Monsterpocalypse for DreamWorks, which will be distributed by Disney. Board game revolves around giant robots developed by mankind to fend off equally giant aliens.
"Monsterpocalypse" is produced by Richard Zanuck and Lee, who outlined Burton's involvement in interviews with Slashfilm Monday and in June. Tarik Heitmann, Gerald Moon and Doug Davison are exec producers.
Wilson, a co-producer, is consulting with scribe John August on the script. There's speculation that "Monsterpocalypse" might be released in 3D. DreamWorks couldn't be reached for comment regarding Burton, but insiders say his deal could be finalized in the next few weeks.
Among upcoming projects, Burton is reteaming with Johnny Depp on Warner's' "Dark Shadows." The project, which has been in development for years, recently got some heat when Seth Grahame-Smith was set to work on the script.
Burton's last film, "Alice in Wonderland," was a huge box-office hit, domestically and internationally