Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman is a classic 1950s film centered around a woman (Allison Hayes) who has an encounter with an alien and grows to be fifty feet tall, something that causes issues in all aspects of her life, particularly in her already estranged marriage with her less-than-faithful husband. The movie has earned a cult status over the years, and Warner Bros. is looking to cash in on that with a remake, with none other than Tim Burton at the helm.
Deadline broke the news of Burton’s involvement. This isn’t the first time, however, that Burton has tackled material like this—the director hasn’t shied away from telling stories about powerful women, and he also directed Mars Attacks! in 1996, a film starring Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito, and Michael J. Fox that is a reimagining of pulpy 1950s sci-fi.
The reboot of Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman also has Gillian Flynn on board to pen the script. Flynn authored the books Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, and wrote their on-screen adaptations. She also created the series Utopia, and is working on a limited series adaptation of her book Dark Places.
The remake of Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman is still in its early days, so no news yet on who will play the titular fifty-foot woman (ed. note: fingers crossed for Monica Bellucci) or the rest of the cast, much less on when the film will go into production. In the meantime, Burton’s Beetlejuice sequel, which just officially shared that its title will be Beetlejuice Beetlejuice 2024 A.D., is set to come out in theaters on September 6, 2024.