DreamWorks Nabs Monsterpocalypse, Also Wants Tim Burton
Even though Cannes Film Festival is first and foremost a showcase of some spectacular (and sometimes not so spectacular) films and filmmakers, its location in France doesn't stop the festival from being the center of some serious deals between the movers and shakers of Hollywood. Deadline reports another such deal has manifested itself today as DreamWorks has just acquired the rights to the collectible miniatures board game Monsterpocalypse, and the studio is trying to swoon Cannes jury head Tim Burton for his mindgrapes to be what they call the "creative catalyst" of the project. But it doesn't sound like he'll be directing at all.
DreamWorks certainly seems to have an obsession with projects combining various fictionally exaggerated beings and the word apocalypse (after all they're also working on that Robopocalypse movie that Spielberg was circling at one point before he decided to direct War Horse), but the game has the potential for all sorts of crazy monstrous creature creations that Burton could pump out. The game is described as a fast-moving, action-packed strategy game portraying the most fearsome giant monsters on Earth! Each battle takes place in a city that is destroyed in the wake of the Monsterpocalypse. Sounds like it could be quite the blockbuster romp for everyone. Of course, nothing is set yet in stone as DreamWorks literally just acquired the property.