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"Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman" Remake in Works with Tim Burton Directing

Fri 02 Feb 2024 | 01:49 PM
Yara Sameh

A remake of the 1958 Sci-fi/Horror movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" is in development at Warner Bros.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” creator Tim Burton is directing the pic from a script by “Gone Girl” writer Gillian Flynn. 

In the original movie, the science-fiction horror story follows a wealthy heiress who grows into a giant after an alien encounter and exacts revenge on her cheating husband. 

It’s unclear how closely the remake will follow the movie, starring Allison Hayes, William Hudson and Yvette Vickers. The first movie reportedly carried a budget of just $88,000 — so it’s reasonable to assume the remake will have a slightly higher price tag.

In addition to directing, Burton is producing the pic with Andrew Mittman and Tommy Harper. Kai Dolbashian served as executive producer. 

The project reteams Burton with Warner Bros., where he is currently working on the sequel to his 1988 movie “Beetlejuice”. The follow-up movie about a pesky poltergeist, newly and fittingly titled “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”, will be released in theaters on September 6. 

His other directing credits include “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, and “Planet of the Apes.”

Flynn, meanwhile, was recently hired to adapt her novel “Dark Places” for a limited series at HBO and wrote the screenplay for David Fincher’s 2014 thriller “Gone Girl”. She also turned her 2006 book “Sharp Objects” into the HBO miniseries of the same name, starring Amy Adams.