Friday, June 3, 2011

Matt Reeves will direct a Frankenstein Movie

Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves has signed on to direct This Dark Endeavour, which reimagines the early years of Victor Frankenstein.

Based on a proposed series of novels by Kenneth Oppel - the first of which is due out this summer - the film will follow the brilliant young Frankenstein in search of the Elixir of Life to save his mortally ill twin brother Konrad.

According to Deadline, the movie has a screenplay by Mean Creek writer Jacob Aaron Estes, and is being produced by Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight Saga). Unsurprisingly this version of Frankenstein features a familiar love triangle between Victor, his friend Elizabeth, and Konrad.

Yesterday, it was announced that Peter Ackroyd's novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein - which explores the Victor's student days - was in the works at Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. And with Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein hopefully still in the works at Universal, there'll be no shortage of the mad scientist ahead.

No release dates or cast details have yet been announced.

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