We reported back in May that DreamWorks was setting up a film adaptation of a unique board game, which was rumored to have Tim Burton on board to direct the film. Now /Film, who spoke with the film's producer Roy Lee, confirmed that Tim Burton is directing Monsterpocalypse. Here's an excerpt from the site's interview.
"I can confirm that Tim Burton is developing it to direct. He's working closely with John August on story."
We reported on August's involvement last month. Lee also gave a breakdown on the story of the film as well.
"The general take on the film that I can give you is that the giant monsters come to earth and start wreaking havoc. The humans, at this point, fight back. And they feel like they've destroyed them, but they quickly learn that the monsters that come had actually not died and just sort of burrowed underground and are sending some sort of signal into space. Apparently, it is probably going to be a distress signal. So the humans know that something is going to be coming, they just don't know what yet. And they know how big these monsters can be. Then it cuts to many years later when nothing has come back, but the humans have prepared for possible monsters coming back. And by this time, they have developed these giant robots that will fight the monsters when they come. That is what is going to take place. But most of the movie is going to be during that battle between the giant robots and the giant monsters.
Lee also told the site that the film would be in 3D and they were aiming to fast-track the project for a 2012 release. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further Monsterpocalypse details as soon as they come in. In the meantime, you can CLICK HERE to read the site's full interview with producer Roy Lee.