Lakeshore Producing 'I, Frankenstein', Shooting Starts in July
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2010
Remember hearing about this last year? If you were excited for it back then, we've got some good news for you today. Lakeshore Entertainment has bought the script and is readying an adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's Darkstorm comic series I, Frankenstein. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans director Patrick Tatopoulos will be directing from a screenplay written by Grevioux. Production is scheduled to begin in July of this year. I, Frankenstein is a contemporary fantasy thriller in which the original monster of Victor Frankenstein stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world.
Published by Darkstorm, the comic brings together classic monsters including the Frankenstein monster, the Invisible Man, and Dracula, in a contemporary film noir setting. Frankenstein has evolved, learned how to control his anger, and acts as a private investigator. Dracula, meanwhile, is a kingpin of crime, and the Invisible Man is a secret agent. "It is a privilege to be given the chance to direct this highly visual piece," Tatopoulos said about the news. "Grevioux has created something truly special with I, Frankenstein and I couldn’t dream of a better team than my friends at Lakeshore to make this project happen." Sounds good.
This sounds like it could turn out to be be a pretty cool monster movie, I'm in. I just hope it doesn't overlap with Bruce Campbell's Bruce vs. Frankenstein at all. We'll also let you know who they end up casting in this.