Warner Bros. has officially won the biding war over the film rights to Monsterpocalypse. Evil Dead‘s Fede Alavarez has signed on to direct the film as well as co-write the screenplay along with his fellow Evil Dead alum Rodo Sayagues. The film is an adaption of Pivateer Press’ board game by the same name, which pits humans in robotic suits against monsters.
This isn’t the first time Monsterpocalypse has been in the works. Back in 2010 the film was set to enter preproduction with Tim Burton directing, but the film stalled when Guillermo del Toro began work on a competing film, Pacific Rim. Figuring that fans only needed one humans versus monsters movie at the time, Monsterpocalypse was put on the back burner.
Alavarez and Sayagues are a winning team. They have worked on several projects together, including Evil Dead and for Don’t Breathe, set to be released on August 25th. Don’t Breathe follows a group of friends who break into the house of a blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist, but they were very wrong.
Besides the game, Monsterpocalypse has figures, expansion packs and a comic book series (which you can download for free HERE). For more information on the game please visit the Monsterpocalypse website.