Summit Entertainment to Work for Frankenstein in This Dark Endeavor

A new Frankenstein movie is on the way (oh, how I love typing that out) from Summit Entertainment that will show what it’s like working for the madman and dealing with his monster.

According to Deadline Summit Entertainment (Drive Angry 3D, The Darkest Hour, Twilight) has acquired screen rights to This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, a novel by Kenneth Oppel.

The action adventure surrounds young Victor Frankenstein and his attempt to save his twin brother, Konrad, who falls gravely ill. Victor seeks out a mysterious old alchemist who sends Victor and his best friend, Elizabeth, on a dangerous quest to find three rare ingredients needed to create the Elixir of Life, a fabled serum that will give the drinker perpetual health. There are betrayals along the way and a love triangle among Victor, Elizabeth, and Konrad.

The book is full of insider references involving Mary Shelley and her original Frankenstein novel and sets up the subsequent storyline for that famous tale. Deadline was told that Universal–which has plans to remake its classic Frankenstein film with Guillermo del Toro–was also interested.

The novel will be published by Simon & Schuster this summer.

Summit Entertainment to Work for Frankenstein in This Dark Endeavor

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