Dean Koontz's Frankenstein coming to theaters.

A few years ago, if you tuned into the USA network, you may have seen a TV movie produced by Martin Scorsese called Frankenstein. If you watched it and were even a little familiar with the Frankenstein story, you were likely confused. Set in modern times, it was based on a concept by horror novelist Dean Koontz and writing partner Kevin J. Anderson, who ended up having their names removed from the project. They later took the idea and turned it into a series of novels.

Now, according to Variety, Koontz is giving the story a second try on film. The movie, to be produced by Ralph Winter (X-Men trilogy, Planet of the Apes) and Terry Botwick, will follow the story of the doctor, now a successful businessman, and his original creation Deucalion living in modern New Orleans. When two detectives meet Deucalion while investigating a murder, they are led into a world of bizarre, “engineered” humans.

The producers are hoping that the popular novels will be able to become a film franchise. Three have been published thus far, and the fourth, Lost Souls, is coming this June.

According to Botwick and Winter, “These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come.”

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 22:59 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by Arzades
    on 2010-02-16 at 08:59
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    I don't know about the rest of the series, but the first book was really good – had a great cinematic feel to it. To be expected, as it was intended to -be- a movie, but I'm still looking forward to the newest incarnation.

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