Screen Junkies » frankenstein http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:06:21 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Some Dude From ‘Twilight’ Will Be Playing A Modern Frankenstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/some-dude-from-twilight-will-be-playing-a-modern-frankenstein/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/some-dude-from-twilight-will-be-playing-a-modern-frankenstein/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:02:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=265456 Not Taylor Lautner, though that would be hilarious.

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Ok. Let’s be clear. If you’re the person that feels the need to nitpick, I’ll go ahead and clarify that he’ll be playing Frankenstein‘s MONSTER, and that Danny Huston will be playing the Frankenstein mad scientist. Carrie-Anne Moss of The Matrix will be playing his wife.

And as long as we’re laying our cards on the table, this will be a modern retelling in LA, where the monster will be known as “Adam.” I swear to god that’s what Deadline is reporting.

Oh yeah. I need to talk about that Twilight guy. His name is Xavier Samuel, he’s from Australia, and he played a guy named Riley Biers in that vampire saga. That’s it. That’s all I know about him, and frankly, it’s more than I care to know.

Still, a dreamy Frankenstein in LA sounds pretty awesome.

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Get Ready For An ‘Avengers’-Style Ensemble Franchise Of Classic Universal Monsters http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-ready-for-an-avengers-style-ensemble-franchise-of-classic-universal-monsters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-ready-for-an-avengers-style-ensemble-franchise-of-classic-universal-monsters/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:38:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263125 I said "get ready!" Are you ready? Nah, you're not ready.

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As we’ve seen with the crazy box office business drummed up by The Avengers and it’s many spinoffs, the big idea these days is to assemble a group of characters, release some films with all of them, then release some individual films, then become REALLY rich.

We see DC Comics beginning to do it with Justice League, featuring Batman, Aquaman, and all the other men, and Marvel’s even doing it again with Spider-Man and his weird group of friends.

However, Universal doesn’t want to limit the opportunity to just comic book characters, as it’s supposedly assembling all it’s classic monster characters from it’s really old movies, like Van Helsing, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and all those other people you grandfather won’t stop talking about. The premise kicks off in 2016 with a new Mummy film that presumably won’t have Brendan Fraser in it, but who knows?

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‘I, Frankenstein’ Scores A Writer-Director To Prove How Not-Like ‘Blade’ It Really Is http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/i-frankenstein-scores-a-writer-director-to-prove-how-not-like-blade-it-really-is/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/i-frankenstein-scores-a-writer-director-to-prove-how-not-like-blade-it-really-is/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:53:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204071 Another day, another announcement of a film adaptation of a bastardized literary character set in modern times protecting humans from various supernatural monsters.

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“Another day, another announcement of a film adaptation of a bastardized literary character set in modern times protecting humans from various supernatural monsters.”

That’s way too specific to be a commonly-used adage, but it seems like an appropriate lede for this story.

I, Frankenstein, a film adaptation of a graphic novel produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, has found its writer-director in Stuart Beattie. Beattie has recently penned G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraAustralia and 30 Days of Night.

It would seem that I, Frankenstein can best be pitched as “Blade, but, you know…if he was a Frankenstein.” Which sounds uninspired, but not altogether bad, as I have always fancied the gentle giant as something of a protector ever since I saw Monster Squad in 1987. Though I’m not at all familiar with the source material here, two things are certain: This Frankenstein will dress better than the original, and he will be surly as hell. (THR)

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See The Trailer For Danny Boyle’s Stage ‘Frankenstein’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-the-trailer-for-danny-boyles-stage-frankenstein/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-the-trailer-for-danny-boyles-stage-frankenstein/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:33:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29314 The second scariest use of morphing after that Michael Jackson video.

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Danny Boyle has a reputation of directing flashy and bombastic screen entertainments that grab the viewer from the beginning and don’t let go until he saws off his own arm to escape. And while he’s no stranger to the horror genre thanks to his work on the seminal fast-running-zombies movie 28 Days Later, it makes sense that this style would bring him back to the realm of the scary. But people were still surprised to hear that instead of doing another horror movie, he’s working on a staged adaptation of the horror classic Frankenstein.

Luckily, you’ll be able to see this version of Frankenstein on the big screen even if you’re nowhere near the stage. UNluckily, if you’re in the US, you won’t be able to experience one of the most interesting aspects of the production: The first showing of the play, on March 17 (the one that’s getting a US release), will have Dr. Frankenstein played by Benedict Cumberbatch and the Monster by Johnny Lee Miller. Then, a week later, the actors will switch roles and do the play again. This trailer suggests this, by showing the Monster and his creator morphing into one another. Subtext! (via The Playlist)

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New Frankenstein Movie ‘This Dark Endeavor’ Is Alive! Alive! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-frankenstein-movie-this-dark-endeavor-is-alive-alive/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-frankenstein-movie-this-dark-endeavor-is-alive-alive/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 19:32:17 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23779 That's right, there isn't even going to be a monster in this movie.

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Summit Entertainment knows what it’s like to BE God, since they’ve gotten the rights to Kenneth Oppel’s novel about the origin of Frankenstein, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Here’s a brief synopsis of the novel’s premise, stitched together from several disparate corpses and electrically reanimated:

” [The novel] 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.

That’s right, there isn’t even going to be a monster in this movie, which acts as a prequel to the original Frankenstein. That story, incidentally is being remade by Universal, the studio that made it famous, by Guillermo del Toro. Maybe once the sexy vampire trend dies out we can have a bunch of movies about sexy Frankenstein? That could be tricky. (via Deadline)

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