John August is in negotiations with DreamWorks to write the studio’s feature film adaptation of Monsterpocalypse, a strategy game played with collectible miniature figures. While Tim Burton was originally announced to be “in talks”, DreamWorks has yet to lock down a deal. If that deal does come together, it would be the fourth collaboration between August and Burton, following Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride. But the two also have a feature adaptation of the ’60s TV show Dark Shadows in development at Warner Bros. with Burton regular Johnny Depp attached. Monsterpocalypse, which was created by Matt Wilson, who will co-produce the movie, involves game maps on which all manner of Japanese-inspired monsters, aliens, robots and insects do battle while laying waste to the cityscape, which changes for each game. Together, August and Burton also have a feature-length, 3D stop-motion animated version of Burton’s 1984 short film Frankenweenie set up at Disney.