Screen Junkies » This Dark Endeavor http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Matt Reeves Wants A Frankenstein Movie As Well, Thank You http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-wants-a-frankenstein-movie-as-well-thank-you/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-wants-a-frankenstein-movie-as-well-thank-you/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 23:04:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213449 Good to know that one of the thousand Frankenstein films in development is in able hands.

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Put a stake in them. They’re done. With vampires being so over, now all the awkwar high school kids who fight with their dads are going to begin dressing as Frankensteins in order to get laid. With a multitude of Frankenstein-themed projects in development, Let Me In director Matt Reeves is also getting in on the fun. Summit has tapped him to direct This Dark Endeavor from a script by Mean Creek’s Jacob Estes.

Based on the novel by Kenneth Oppel, the story begins when Victor Frankenstein‘s twin brother Konrad falls ill. So, the doctor attempts to conjure the Elixir Of Life, a serum that will bestow perpetual health. Finding the ingredients requires a dangerous adventure, so Frankenstein of course brings along the woman he secretly loves. What better way to show a girl you like her than by putting her in harm’s way? She then falls for the ailing brother Konrad and things get awkward from there. But not quite as awkward as when Frankenstein builds a monster out of dead bodies. Jeez, what a spazz. (Deadline)

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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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