Director Tim Burton and DreamWorks may be teaming up to produce an adaptation of the board game Monsterpocalypse. Deadline reports that DreamWorks has acquired the screen rights to the kaiju-themed (Says Wikipedia: Kaiju is Japanese for “giant monster”, i.e. Godzilla) collectible miniatures game. However, talks are still at an early stage and only the game’s creator, Matt Wilson, is attached as a co-producer.
Burton has been linked to several other projects including the Disney-villain film Maleficent and a stop-motion adaptation of The Addams Family, and he’s also co-producing an adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. DreamWorks is also having screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) adapt Daniel H. Wilson’s novel Robopocalypse as a directing vehicle for Steven Spielberg. No word yet on why the studio wants sci-fi creatures to destroy the world.