Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Monsterpocalypse Movie

Monsterpocalypse Live Action MovieThe board game Monsterpocalypse is going to be brought to the big screen. Yep, Dreamworks has indeed bought the movie rights, and has hired Director Tim Burton to helm the project. Scriptwriter John August (who wrote the script of Titan A.E.) is writing the screenplay right now, consulting with the game's creator Matt Wilson (who is also a co-producer). Monsterpocalypse the movie should be released in theaters end of 2012.

Producer Roy Lee revealed quite a few details about the upcoming Monsterpocalypse movie:

"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."
Producer Roy Lee

Sounds like their take on Monsterpocalypse is going to be epic!

Never played to the game, but I can understand why the fans love those collectibles: those monsters look awesome and the universe the game is based sounds quite interesting. And if there's someone who can bring Monsterpocalypse to life, it's definitely Tim Burton. But well, he will need a huge budget to do that. Will Dreamworks really follow?

Anyway I'm quite impatient to see the movie Monsterpocalypse!