View Full Version : Frankenstein Is Wanted

03-31-2010, 02:13 PM
The Wolfman bombed, which is a shame, but that isn't stopping Hollywood from trotting out variations on the classic monsters anyway. The latest news on this front is regarding a spin on the Frankenstein (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/142/14226561.html) legend called Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/067/067382.html).

Slashfilm (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/29/timur-bekmambetov-to-direct-casebook-of-victor-frankenstein/) has the report on the project, which is based on the book by Peter Ackroyd. Apparently, Casebook is being shopped around to the studios right now with Wanted helmer Timur Bekmambetov (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/918/918378.html) attached to direct, based on a pitch by playwright David Auburn (Proof). As per Slash, here's the official description of the book, which is told in the voice of Victor himself:

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/108/1080662/frankenstein_1269972245.jpg The great Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein.

"When two 19th century Oxford students -- Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley -- form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men -- the resurrectionists -- whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity."

Source - IGN.com

03-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Though it claims that The Wolfman bombed, I still really want to see this. I would enjoy seeing remakes of some of the original horror classics.

03-31-2010, 11:35 PM
Same here. I haven't seen it but am still interested in the Wolfman.