More Frankenstein Coming from a Dean Koontz Adaptation
by Ethan Anderton
February 16, 2010
Plenty of varying iterations of the classic monster story Frankenstein are on the way. Patrick Tatopoulos is putting the bolt-necked monster into a film noir setting with I, Frankenstein. We'll see the big-forehead battle the big-chin in Bruce Campbell Vs. Frankenstein, and at some point, Guillermo Del Toro plans to do his own Frankenstein with master of disguises, Doug Jones. Now Variety reports 1019 Entertainment will be adapting Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series which puts the iconic doctor, now a socially prominent and successful businessman, and his super-human original creation Deucalion, in modern day New Orleans.
Three novels in what will ultimately be two trilogies have already been published: Prodigal Son, City of Night, and Dead and Alive. The first book in the second trilogy, Lost Souls will be released in June this year with the other two following in 2011 and 2012. The story centers centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of "engineered" humans. Producers Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick see a lot of potential for a franchise: "These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come." It sounds interesting, so I hope they're right. Anyone out there read this series and have any ideas for a cast?