Tim Burton and Gillian Flynn Team Up for ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman' Remake

Iconic Filmmaker Expands Diverse Portfolio with New Collaboration.

by Nouman Rasool
Tim Burton and Gillian Flynn Team Up for ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman' Remake
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Visionary director Tim Burton, renowned for his work on "The Nightmare Before Christmas," is set to collaborate with acclaimed "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn on a much-anticipated remake of the classic sci-fi horror, "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman." This Warner Bros.

production promises to be a unique blend of Burton's gothic, whimsical style and Flynn's gripping narrative expertise. In this reimagining of the 1958 cult classic, which originally featured Allison Hayes, William Hudson, and Yvette Vickers, Flynn is crafting the screenplay under Burton's direction.

The film portrays the tale of a wealthy heiress who, after a bizarre alien encounter, transforms into a towering giantess. The story unfolds as she seeks vengeance against her unfaithful husband. While details remain sparse, the adaptation is expected to deviate from its predecessor, which was produced on a modest budget of $88,000.

Burton's Warner Bros. Legacy

This project marks a continuation of Burton's longstanding relationship with Warner Bros., aligning with his current work on the "Beetlejuice" sequel, whimsically titled "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice." Slated for a theatrical release on September 6, this sequel revisits the world of the mischievous ghost, adding to Burton's impressive filmography that includes hits like "Edward Scissorhands," "Alice in Wonderland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and "Planet of the Apes." Flynn, on the other hand, is venturing into new territory, having recently adapted her novel "Dark Places" into a limited series for HBO.

Her foray into screenwriting began with the adaptation of her own novel "Gone Girl" for David Fincher's 2014 thriller and continued with the transformation of her 2006 book "Sharp Objects" into a critically acclaimed HBO miniseries starring Amy Adams.

The production team for "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman" includes Burton as a producer alongside Andrew Mittman and Tommy Harper, with Kai Dolbashian serving as executive producer. Representing the creative powerhouses behind this venture, Burton is represented by WME, while Flynn's team includes WME, Theresa Kang, and Jackoway Austen.

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