With the success of this weekend’s The Wolfman, it seems as if the spotlight is once again poised on the famous monsters of yesteryear. Hollywood is now talking a big screen adaptation of acclaimed horror author Dean R. Koontz’s telling of Frankenstein with the hopes of turning it into a new franchise.
“The project places the doctor — a socially prominent and successful businessman — and his super-human original creation Deucalion in modern-day New Orleans. The story centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of ‘engineered’ humans.
1019 Entertainment’s Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick are aiming to launch a franchise. “These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come,” the duo said.
Frankenstein will be produced by Winter and Botwick along with 1019 Entertainment exec Whitney Thomas.
The first title in the Frankenstein series, ‘Prodigal Son,’ was published in 2005 by Bantam Books, followed by ‘City of Night’ and ‘Dead and Alive.’ The fourth book, ‘Lost Souls,’ will be published June 22, with the fifth and sixth books to follow in 2011 and 2012.”
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