Is it just me or are we burning through movie genre faster than normal? Just five minutes ago it was vampires, but we’ve already burned through zombies, werewolves and dystopias. It now seems that everyone wants to tap into the public-domain saga that is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will produce an adaptation of The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. As is the fashion these days, the book, which will be adapted by David Auburn, will focus on the early days of the mad scientist. In a meta twist, Mary Shelley is portrayed in the book and film as well.
The film will join the crowded landscape which features takes on the classic by Guillermo del Toro (This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein), the simply named Frankenstein project, and, of course, it couldn’t technically be a “crowded landscape” unless Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash decided to run with an adaptation as well, this one of the graphic novel Wake the Dead.
Of course, some of these won’t make it to production. For the record, I’m surprised that someone like Guillermo del Toro doesn’t just bow out gracefully rather than get outclassed by Slash’s deft cinematic prowess. (Deadline)