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?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
This was actually made by USA Networks not too long ago. It wasn't bad. It had Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, and Adam Goldberg.
James on Feb 16, 2010
i'm to sure about the sound of this but i'm looking forward to i,frankenstein.i never knew guillermo del toro was doing a frankenstein film that's brilliant,love the directors work what with pans labyrinth & the underated hellboy & hellboy 2 also with the hobbit coming from him in a couple of years can't wait.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 16, 2010
I was cleaning off a shelf and found the first two books in the series - utter crap. Poorly drawn characters that are 2-dimensional at best. Predictable action, and offers nothing innovative apart from setting it in New Orleans. I was happy to sell them for 50 cents each.
67alecto on Feb 16, 2010
i think Deucalian should be played by someone who is really huge, but kinda handsome, maybe the boxer Wladimir Klitschko? I'm sure he can't act, but he would look the part. A young Nicole Kidman could have played the Ericas, how about Christina Hendricks or Rie Rasmussen? Someone very beautiful. Joseph Gordon-Levitt could play Randal 6. Is Josh Brolin too old to play Victor Helios? This will be tough casting. Hopefully they are a bunch of unknown actors!
terrali on Feb 17, 2010
I read the books and really liked them, the only thing i hated was that the 3rd book was supposed to be out about 3 years before it actually came out...
jumbo on Feb 18, 2010
Modern day? Not interested at all.
Armitage on Mar 10, 2010
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