Tim Burton to tackle Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman remake

Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman
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Tim Burton is set to take on a remake of the 1958 classic Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman, which is set up at Warner Bros.

Filmmaker Tim Burton will be working with Warner Bros once again, following the completion of production on his upcoming Beetlejuice sequel which we know now is called Beetlejuice Beetlejuice. That film finally wrapped production late last year after strike-related delays and is set to debut in September of this year.

Burton also has another season of the hit Netflix show, Wednesday, geared up for production in April and that will likely run until late summer. Beyond that though, it looks like the filmmaker has his next project lined up – and it’s a very Burton project indeed: a reimagining of the 1958 kitsch classic, Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros is backing the film, and interestingly, the script is being written by Gone Girl author, Gillian Flynn. Burton’s films have often evoked a strong sense of 1950s nostalgia, whether they’ve been set in that decade or not, so while the project is said to be a ‘reimagining’, we wonder if it will still be based in the same era.

The original sci-fi cult classic was made for $88,000 and starred Allison Hayes as a ‘wealthy heiress whose close encounter with an alien triggers her to grow into a giant, complicating her marriage, which is already in turmoil, no thanks to her philandering husband.’

The project marks the continuation of Burton’s long-standing relationship with Warner Bros which stretches back almost 40 years, all the way back to 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

Speaking of long-standing relationships, we wonder who Burton has in mind for the title character in the project? He’s certainly developing a fruitful creative partnership with Jenna Ortega of late, but there’ll surely be no shortage of other names in the mix. We’ll let you know more on this one as we hear it, but given how busy Burton will be over the next few months, it could be a while.

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