Larry Fessenden, NYC’s independent horror auteur (Habit, Wendigo, The Last Winter), is set to direct Depraved from his own script, Bloody Disgusting just learned.
The film is said to be a contemporary reimagining of Mary Shelley’s timeless classic “Frankenstein”:
“Depraved centers on Henry, a field surgeon suffering from PTSD after combat in the Middle East, who creates a man out of body parts in a makeshift lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The creature he creates must navigate a strange new world and the rivalry between Henry and his conniving collaborator Polidori.”
Alex Breaux, pictured below, will be starring as the monster with David Call and Joshua Leonard.
The film marks a partnership between Fessenden’s long-running, award-winning company Glass Eye Pix (Like Me, Stake Land, House of the Devil) and Forager Film Company (Little Sister), a film collective run by Joe Swanberg (Easy, V/H/S, Happy Christmas) Peter Gilbert (Hoop Dreams), and Edwin Linker. The deal was brokered by Andrew Mer, who will serve as Executive Producer.
Depraved will be produced by long-time Glass Eye Pix collaborator Jenn Wexler (producer of the SXSW Grand Jury prize winner and Spirit Award Nominee Most Beautiful Island, as well as Darling, Psychopaths and Like Me; director of the forthcoming The Ranger) and Chadd Harbold (producer of Most Beautiful Island). Fessenden also produces.
Depraved will lens in February with cinematographers James Siewert (Like Me, The Ranger) and Chris Scotchdopole (The Egg and the Hatchet).