Mary Shelly's 'Frankenstein' Gets Contemporary Update at Sony
Countless versions of the iconic monster movie Frankenstein have hit the big screen from time to time, and while recent projects have looked at peculiar twists on the classic story, Sony is looking to simply update it. Deadline reports former studio co-president Matt Tolmach who left his post to become a producer has crafted a deal to acquire a pitch for a new take on Frankenstein. Only described as a contemporary version of Mary Shelly's novel, the idea comes from writer Craig Fernandez. While his work on films like Biker Boyz and From Prada to Nada don't inspire much hope, he also recently scripted the indie Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell.
Though the writer seems to have a couple smudges on his resume, sometimes you have to swim in shit to get the gold (that's trademarked). Alex quite enjoyed Everything Must Go at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I'm personally excited to check it out whenever I can, so Fernandez must be doing something right now. In addition, he seems to be making a habit of updating classic stories since the writer is apparently on the verge of shopping around a script called The Courageous, a futuristic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Captain Courageous. I'm not sure why we need a Frankenstein adaptation every decade, but it just seems to be tradition. Depending on the talent that gets involved behind the cameras, this at least has some potential. Stay tuned.
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IT'S ALIVE! (again?)
97.6 on Dec 2, 2010
Its Alive! Oh Crap now its DEAD! Ten Years later..... "ITS ALIVE... WAIT DIDNT I ALREADY SAY THIS LINE? Oh thats right some actor did before Me!" Ten more years..... "ITS... Wait cant we say something more original like.... MY CREATION IS BORN! What do you guys think?" Studio looks at him funny, "NO THIS IS HOLLYWOOD WE MAKE MOVIES OFF OF MOVIES THAT HAVE BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS ALREADY AND WE USE THE SAME LINES OTHER GREAT ACTORS HAVE ALREADY USED! BECAUSE WE HAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WE DONT WANT TO RISK TAKING A CHANCE ON A NEW IDEA SO WE STICK WITH THE OLD ONES! Your Fired!!!" Man dressed like Dr.Frankenstein walks out of studio with a gun to his head....
N. on Dec 2, 2010
Read the book. you wont be disappointed.
Happy Camper on Dec 2, 2010
Crapola on Dec 2, 2010
I'd love a Frankenstein remake... hopefully one that brings in lots of sequels like the Hammer series did... but I have no interest in a contemporary version. I love the period pieces myself, like the recent Wolf Man.
Bill on Dec 3, 2010
I like Marry Shelly's Franken Hole much better take on the classic story with some bitchin animation
DoomCanoe on Dec 3, 2010
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