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Matt Reeves Revives Summit’s ‘Frankenstein’ Files

Let Me In/Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been signed to direct This Dark Endeavor, with Mean Creek writer/helmer Jacob Aaron Estes (The Details) writing the script for Summit Entertainment, writes Deadline.

The film is based on the Kenneth Oppel novel “This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.” It will be published this summer by Simon & Schuster, the first of a series.

In the Oppel novel, Frankenstein’s twin Konrad is gravely ill. His brother seeks out a mysterious old alchemist to help him produce the Elixir of Life, a serum that will bestow the gift of perpetual health. You can’t order this drink at a pub, and Frankenstein sets out on a dangerous adventure to find the elusive contents. He’s accompanied by his best friend Elizabeth, who is sweet on Konrad. Things get complicated among the three of them.

Reeves is also set for 8 O’Clock in the Morning, the quasi-redo of They Live, and the vampire flick The Passage for Fox.

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