It’s true that the box office has been flooded with vampire and zombie movies, so here’s something that’ll hopefully break up the monotony. Deadline recently reported that an adaptation of the Peter Ackroyd novel, ‘The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein,’ is in pre-production.
Mike Fleming from Deadline had this to say about it: “The project is set with RT Features, and Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures. The story covers the youthful days of Frankenstein, who begins experimenting with corpses, influenced by the outspoken English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose Mary wrote the book. She’s a character in the film as well. RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira will produce with Tapert and Ilene Staple, while Fernando Loureiro, Jeff Vespa and Ghost House’s Nathan Kahane and Lawrence Grey will be exec producers.
What’s interesting to note is that this is just one of several Frankenstein movies emerging. “Universal is developing a new version of the 1931 studio classic movie with Guillermo del Toro and Scott Stuber; Summit Entertainment is developing ‘This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein,’ an adaptation of the Kenneth Oppel novel that is being produced by Twilight Saga’s Karen Rosenfelt; and Columbia Pictures and producer Matt Tomach recently acquired ‘Frankenstein,’ a contemporary re-telling of the famous tale based on a pitch by Craig Fernandez. If that’s not enough, former Guns n Roses guitar hero Slash, whose Slasher Films is teamed with Scout Productions on a Jay Russell-attached Wake the Dead, a Frankenstein tale based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles (‘30 Days of Night’).”
So if your interest is monster movies, you can see that you’re definitely in luck! Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming projects and others.