Burton to direct Monsterpocalypse
Tim Burton has been confirmed to direct adventure movie Monsterpocalypse.
The Alice In Wonderland director is developing Dreamworks' big screen adaptation of Matt Wilson's strategy board game played with collectable miniature figures, producer Roy Lee told Variety.
Monsterpocalypse revolves around giant robots developed by mankind to fend off equally giant aliens.
Dreamworks were keen for Burton to direct the project and managed to attract his interest by signing his long-time collaborator John August to write the script, after buying the rights to the game.
August and Burton have already worked together on Big Fish, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride.
Wilson, a co-producer, is consulting with August on the script and there is speculation the movie may be released in 3D.
Among Burton's other upcoming projects is a feature adaptation of the 60s TV show Dark Shadows, written by August and with Burton regular Johnny Depp attached to play the vampire Barnabas Collins.
Burton is also rumoured to working a Disney spin-off movie Maleficent, about the wicked witch from Sleeping Beauty, which Angelina Jolie has expressed an interest in starring in.