August to Write Burton’s Frankenweenie, Preacher

Screenwriter John August has been tapped to script the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie for Tim Burton and Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be based on a live-action short Burton made as a film student about a boy who brings his dog back to life after it’s hit by a car.

August previously worked with Burton on Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride.

But first, August will adapt for director Sam Mendes the cult comic-book series Preacher. Published in the 1990s by DC/Vertigo, the popular comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon tells the tale of a Texas preacher who gains the power to track down God and hold him responsible for his actions.