I, Frankenstein has been the most recent comic book to get picked up to get a film adaptation. This movie will be brought to us by the same team that brought us Underworld. Patrick Tatopoulos who took on 'Rise of the Lycans' will direct the film while Underworld Co-creator Kevin Grevioux and creator of 'I, Frankenstein' will write the script for this new monster movie.
This is the first time I have heard of this comic book probably because it has not been released yet. STYD reports:
The comic and movie is a modernization of the Frankenstein mythos with the monster encountering other famous movie monsters, and going by the guns he's carrying in the cover to upcoming comic book, we don't expect him to play patty cake with them.
The film will be produced by Robert Sanchez and Chris Patton for Death Ray Films, and the project's associate producer and co-developer might be a familiar name, as it's ShockTillYouDrop's own managing editor Ryan Rotten!
Grevioux recently did an interview in which he give out a few details about the new project. As you know Frankenstein is not a new character, there are several versions so what can we expect form this version. Here are some interesting things I wanted to point out.
- The story will take place in a modern day setting.
- It will involve classic monsters of lore, like vampires, werewolves, mummies, goblins, ghosts, things of that nature. Frankenstein's going to be involved with them.
- For the part of Frankenstein they want a bigger guy, anywhere from 6'2" to 6'6", a tad bit intimidating, someone who could act obviously, has a witty banter about him.
- It will be a straight-forward action film that's really going to raise eyebrows.
It sounds like an interesting concept. I am interested to see how it all comes together. I love the classic monsters when they are treated right. I hope they take these characters and do something fun and exciting. It sounds like they will. The rest of the interview is a pretty good read so make sure you check it out if you want any more details on the road Grevioux took to get to this point.
Does this kind of modern day monster re-imagining interest any of you?