At long last, the board game Monsterpocalypse will be getting the big screen treatment.
THR.com is reporting that the popular game, in which humans as robots fight monsters, will be adapted as a movie. The publication adds that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) will co-write as well as direct the film.
This is not the first time the game was being considered as a movie. In 2010, Tim Burton was attached to direct the project that was to be written by John August. But the movie never came to pass, reportedly because of similarities between the project and Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim.
Monsterpocalypse ended up with Warner Bros after a bidding war that also included DreamWorks and Sony.
Board games as movies have had mixed results at best. The 1995 film Jumanji, featuring Robin Williams, took in $262 million worldwide but outside of that, it”s slim pickings. In recent memory, Battleship was a bomb but the horror movie Ouija made $100 million on a reported budget of $5 million.