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.
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
I like the idea especially the "noir" setting, we don't get many of those. My only problem is Tatopoulos, will he go in depth with the source material or pull off some crappy version that forever discredits him?
Xerxex on Feb 1, 2010
If I had my way, I would perfer either Zack Snyder, David Fincher, or Frank Miller to helm this adaptation, even if most would disagree.
Xerxex on Feb 1, 2010
@ xerxex i agree that zack snyder should helm another comic movie,i don't really know to much about this comic for him to do this or not,but it sounds fucking awesome.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH. on Feb 2, 2010
This Project sound intressting, I Frankenstein i look forward to reading more about this project in future articles.
Cineprog on Feb 2, 2010
Fran MIller to direct? hahahahahahahahahahahaha, he is a horrible drunk, did you guys not see The Spirit?
Yep on Feb 2, 2010
zack snyder has been doing a great job of adapting comics to film so far so i'd love to see him do it
Christi Johnson on Feb 2, 2010
I know The Spirit was terrible but he did Sin City which was very good.
Xerxex on Feb 2, 2010
and to be honest Grevioux wrote all the Underworld films, the first being the best...and Rise of the Lycans was okay...I'm unsure how this will due, I have the utmost respect for screenwriters but Grevioux seems to have gotten weaker, the writing of David Hayter and Direction from Snyder just sounds perfect for this film.
Xerxex on Feb 2, 2010
he did sin city but so did Rodriguez we all saw how he did without his leash on the spirit lol
nelson on Feb 2, 2010
Actually Rodriguez directed Sin city by himself he only credited Miller because he was on set and rodriguez used the comic as the storyboard going directly from the book to thescreen. Miller didn't do any kind of directing except create a cool ass story.
The_Kid on Feb 3, 2010
Pretty much all of these movies which try to blend verious fictional monsters suck. I doubt this will be any different.
SlashBeast on Feb 11, 2010
This is going to be horrible. I won't be seeing it.
Sandra on May 12, 2010
This movie will be too interesting as it will be on big cinema will make the audience scared and it will be horrible.
Mary on May 21, 2010
This is looking horrible. I'd love to watch this movie.
Katie on May 27, 2010
I'd love to see comics to film so far so i'd love to see him do it.
Kerry on Jun 1, 2010
This is looking so great.. I will definitely watch this movie.
Monica on Jun 4, 2010
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Rebecca on Jun 12, 2010
Well, I have the utmost respect for screenwriters but Grevioux seems to have gotten weaker, the writing of David Hayter and Direction from Snyder just sounds perfect for this film.
Molly on Jun 29, 2010
I'm unsure how this will due, I have the utmost respect for screenwriters but Grevioux seems to have gotten weaker, the writing of David Hayter and Direction from Snyder just sounds perfect for this film.
Christine on Jul 27, 2010
Well, I'm unsure how this will due, I have the utmost respect for screenwriters but Grevioux seems to have gotten weaker.
Sandy on Aug 19, 2010
Cool. Another monstirific movie. Would surely await for this.
Sandra Hopkins on Jan 8, 2011
This was just last year but I have not heard of this movie yet. I wonder if this would even make a big hit. I can't really find it that interesting other than the look of that Frankie.
Allison Clark on Mar 12, 2011
Has this hit the cinemas yet? Haven't heard about it still. I might be too busy for work that I don't know what's going on around the corner.
Nicole Smith on Jun 3, 2011
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