Even though other publications reported the project as in turnaround, Bloody Disgusting updated the story that Twentieth Century Fox was still developing Shawn Levy’s Frankenstein tale penned by Chronicle‘s Max Landis.
In an interview with Collider, Levy explains how they’re going to create the monster, while also teasing multiple Franks!
“In the case of ‘Frankenstein,’ my whole approach is based on a mo-cap SimulCam playback so that it’s not a dude with scars on his face. It’s not just kind of latex and a costume; it would be a motion-capture performance of the monster—I can give away maybe not too much by saying there’s more than one in our version—and then I would go to Europe, shoot the movie, do scenes with the real actors and I would be able to see the motion-captured monster in real time due to SimulCam, so yes that is our technological VFX paradigm for Frankenstein.”
I’d love to see a new Frankenstein in theaters, I just can’t see how you tell that story again in a compelling way. I guess that’s why I’m not a screenwriter… I’ll leave that to the professionals and their $80 million budget. READ MORE
Sure, Jeff Lemire may be leaving the series soon, but we can still give Frankie and the gang some love! These next few issues look to build on Frank’s character and explore his past as one of the most deadly monsters of all time. Though they may feel like filler issues until Matt Kindt jumps on board in a few months, they are guaranteed fun. Check out the preview below for issue #6, which is in stores today. Read on for the skinny…
EDIT (5:13 PST)* We have received word from a source close to the production that Vulture’s story is incorrect. According to the source the production is not in turnaround and is indeed still in development.
Since last August 20th Century Fox has been developing a new Frankenstein story with Shawn Levy attached to direct.
Based on a script by Chronicle writer Max Landis, the writer’s revisionist Frankenstein has been described as a sci-fi take on the traditional Mary Shelley story, focusing on themes of friendship and redemption.
Personally, I find any version of the “Frankenstein” story impossibly difficult to tell. I am quite excited to see a studio crack the code and blow our minds with a new version of the story about an assembled monster that is betrayed by man.
Unfortunately, Fox won’t be moving forward on their version, according to Vulture. “Fox recently balked at making Levy’s planned remake of “Frankenstein” at an $80 million budget,” says the NY Magazine. Yeah, I’d balk too at any horror project being budgeted above $12 million. Your thoughts? READ MORE
DC announced today that Eisner-winning Jeff Lemire will be taking over for Peter Milligan on Justice League Dark starting at issue #9. I know professional journalism is supposed to be unbiased, but we all know it isn’t, and I cannot contain my excitement for this news. I could not think of anyone I would rather crafting this title. Jeff Lemire has been absolutely killing every book he lays his pen to, and now he gets a chance to rework some more major Vertigo icons. Lemire has said that this is his “dream gig at DC”, and given his passion for JLD characters, I have no doubt this will become an even more incredible series. Following his thriving success on Animal Man, Lemire now hopes to do the same with the gang of misfit heroes. Check below for the release details.
UPDATE: It was announced that Peter Milligan will be writing Stormwatch also starting at issue #9, after his leave on JL Dark.
UPDATE 2: Jeff Lemire Will be leaving his post on Franeknstein, and will be replaced by Matt Kindt, another very talented writer.
Lemire is becoming somewhat of a household name amongst comic fans, and though most of the praise is being showered upon his insanely good Animal Man series, his work on Frankenstein ain’t half bad either. In fact, it’s one of the most adventure-filled books of the New 52, and it reeks of Morrison’s early work. Peep the 4-page preview right here! Read on for the skinny…
Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski, who also toplined the horrid The Canyon, is in final negotiations to join I, Frankenstein, the action monster movie starring Aaron Eckhart, writes Heat Vision. Miranda Otto, best known for playing Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings movies, also is on board.
Stuart Beattie is directing the Lakeshore/Lionsgate movie, which follows Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) vacillating between humanity and monsterdom while being pursued by demons wanting to gain the secret of his reanimated corpse.
Strahovski will play the female lead, a scientist working on reanimating the dead and tricked into working for demons seeking to create an army of the undead.
Otto is playing the queen of the gargoyles who wants to help Frankenstein.
Bill Nighy is already in negotiations to play the leader of the demons while Socratis Otto (no relation to Miranda) is his right hand man.
The movie, based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, is due to shoot this winter in Australia.
Australian actress Otto also starred in the pilot for “Locke & Key”, which adapted the Joe Hill comic book. READ MORE
At first I was a bit skeptical that “FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR” would just be another random hodgepodge of under performing characters from the Marvel Uni to try and pull in a few extra dollars for the publisher, but consider my skepticism quenched. This week Marvel released a 6 page preview of the book, and beyond the break you can check it out in all of its glory before the ish hits shelves on June 8th. Read on for the skinny…
As the “FEAR ITSELF” story-line continues to tear a lasting hole in the Marvel Universe (and singlehandedly being one of the single best crossover story-lines in recent memory for the publisher), scribe Brandon Montclare will be bringing together an all new team of unlikely heroes to try and stop the menace from destroying the uni entirely. Enter the “FEARSOME FOUR”, an all new mini-series that will be kick-starting on June 8th. Inside you can check out a 4 page (UNLETTERED) preview of the first ish featuring She-Hulk, Howard The Duck, Frankenstein’s Monster, and more. Read on for the skinny…
Fright-Rags continues to lead the pack with their ever expanding resume of horror inspired t-shirts, and as of today you can pick up their newest creation – “MONSTER MASH”. The tee (pictured below) is the product of artist Jason Edmiston (“Wacky Packages”, “Rue-Morgue”, “Mondo”)and Famous Monsters of Filmland, and limited to just 300 prints. The shirt went on sale today, so be sure to snatch one of them up before they are all gone.
“MONSTER MASH” Is Available NOW On Fright-Rags’ Official Website! (MSRP-$19.95) READ MORE
In what is quite possibly the single weirdest line-up of Marvel heroes ever, “FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR”, will be one of the newest 4 part mini-series events to take place in the major cross-title universe, and boy…is it a weird one. Move over “FANTASTIC FOUR”, because Frankenstein, Nighthawk, She Hulk, and Howard the Duck are gunning for that #1 spot*, and below you can get all the details on the series which hits stores this Summer.
*Ludacris says hi.
WRITTEN BY: Brandon Montclare
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Michael Kaluta and Ryan Bodenheim
“a four-issue mini-series that ties into the publisher’s upcoming stunt.
Whoever knows fear burns at the touch of Man-Thing and, with the arrival of Fear Itself, he’s about to turn all of New York into a bonfire! But with Marvel’s mightiest pinned down by The Worthy, who can protect the Big Apple from the rampage of a creature that that;s more monster than man? Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Frankenstein’s Monster and Nighthawk are out to extinguish the Man-Thing’s flame by means necessary as the all-new, all-outcast Fearsome Four!”
“FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR” Issue #1 (Of 4) Comes Your Way This June From Marvel Comics!
You’ve been hearing a lot of Danny Boyle’s stage play “Frankenstein,” but who cares if you’ll never see it? Wait, but you can, and you will!
Mary Shelley’s classic tale, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, will be broadcast LIVE in HD from the Nation Theater to cinemas around the world! Inside you’ll find the trailer and poster, while clicking here will provide you with a complete theater listing.
“Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.”
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
“Frankenstein” is crazy hot in Hollywood — only none of the films have ever gone into production. It’s a hard tale to tell, especially if you want to put a fresh spin on Mary Shelley’s story of a man and his “creation”.
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, reports Deadline.
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 between 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. They’re told that Universal–which has plans to remake its classic Frankenstein film with Guillermo del Toro (read a fresh interview)–was also interested.
The novel will be published by Simon & Schuster in the summer.
A brief story just hit Deadline who report that Sony Pictures Entertainment producer Matt Tolmach is at the center of a preemptive pitch deal for yet another Frankenstein. The film will be a contemporary version of the Mary Shelley novel. Craig Fernandez pitched the project and will write the script. Tolmach will produce through Matt Tolmach Productions. No other details were revealed, but I’d like to actually see one of the handful of “modern Frankenstein” tales in theaters some time this millennium. Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of his ghastly appearance and strange upbringing.