I, Frankenstein, an upcoming comic book series from Darkstorm Comics set for release later this year, brings back many beloved classic monsters including Frankenstein’s Monster, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Invisible Man, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde plus many more in a re-imagined contemporary setting.
Creature effects guru turned director Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) will helm the live action feature.
“I don’t know of any other projects past or present that give you the chance, in a single movie, to re-invent the ‘MOST CULT CREATURES OF ALL TIME’. All of this in a very unique, dark and stylistic world. I would never pass on such an opportunity,” says Tatopoulos.
Written and created by Kevin Grevioux (Underworld franchise, ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction), the series is a fresh and creative take on the Frankenstein mythos.
“Frankenstein has always been one of my favorite monsters. Putting him together in an environment with other creatures of lore that I grew up watching provides me with a unique opportunity to do my own take on them,” says Grevioux.
Robert Sanchez and Chris Patton will produce, and Ryan Turek, whom you all know as Ryan Rotten from ShockTillYouDrop.com, will co-develop and associate produce for the Death Ray Films label.
Producer Robert Sanchez says, “This is not really a retelling of the classic stories as much as it is putting the most beloved classic monsters into a new setting called Darkhaven, a contemporary Gotham-like metropolis with an underworld that hides criminals and monsters alike.”
Patton jumped at the challenge, “This is not a campy makeover; the horror and suspense that Kevin has built into this new concept is perfect for today’s audience. Over the past few decades the studios haven’t given these monsters the respect that they deserve. This film will remind you why these childhood frights will always reign as the king of nightmares.”
“I, Frankenstein is a Raymond Chandler-esque monster mash where the rogues don’t pack pistols; they’ve got claws and fangs,” Ryan Turek enthuses. “This is one of those films where the possibilities are endless.”
Endless indeed. Just wanted to take a moment here before directing you to some exclusive artwork from the I, Frankenstein comic to congratulated Ryan on his latest endeavor. It’s always great to see one of us freaks make it, and Ryan truly is … “One of us! One of us!”
Check out the artwork below, and look for our interview with Kevin Grevioux soon!
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