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Frankenstein may be the latest subject to receive the found footage treatment

Apr. 25, 2012by:

Frankenstein is one of those eternal novels that can be brough back out for a new generation to enjoy. But, unlike vampires, werewolves, or zombies, Frankenstein's monster is a very specific character.

It now looks like Radio Silence, the directing group who made the Sundance favorite V/H/S are preparing to direct THE REAWAKENING from Luke Dawson (SHUTTER). No specific plot was provided except that it is FRANKENSTEIN meets FLATLINERS.

Every once in a while, Hollywood’s pathological fear of innovation collides head-on with its neurotic need for imitation, often resulting in a bizarre, modern-day Frankenstein’s monster of a hybrid. And so it is with today's news. We hear exclusively that Radio Silence, the directing quartet behind this year’s found-footage Sundance horror flick V/H/S — ironically, picked up for distribution on VOD by Magnolia Pictures for a million bucks — is in negotiations with Lionsgate to direct The Reawakening, another found-footage horror script, this one from screenwriter Luke Dawson (Shutter) that’s equal parts Flatliners and Frankenstein.

Frankenstein is the subject of multiple projects right now from Stuart Beattie (I, FRANKENSTEIN), NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH producer Shawn Levy, David Fincher, Guillermo Del Toro, and Neil Burger (LIMITLESS). Combine that with the recent glut of found footage films to do well at the box office (THE DEVIL INSIDE, CHRONICLE, and PROJECT X), we may be on our way to seeing every possible combination of genre with found footage.

I believe this version of Frankenstein said it best:

Source: Vulture

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7:27PM on 04/25/2012
This sounds horrible. Frankenstein should be a period piece with epic scope not some found footage modern film. I love the novel, the Karlof films and even Kenneth Branagh's (which was the closest to the novel). This probably won't even be as good as Warhol's...which is fun if stoned. Pass.
This sounds horrible. Frankenstein should be a period piece with epic scope not some found footage modern film. I love the novel, the Karlof films and even Kenneth Branagh's (which was the closest to the novel). This probably won't even be as good as Warhol's...which is fun if stoned. Pass.
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3:50PM on 04/26/2012
What about Thomas Edison's Frankenstein movie???

Here's the Cinemassacre.com link with a review...
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What about Thomas Edison's Frankenstein movie???

Here's the Cinemassacre.com link with a review...
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5:26PM on 04/26/2012
Yep..I've seen Edison's also and the cinemassacre review..lol
Yep..I've seen Edison's also and the cinemassacre review..lol
7:25PM on 04/25/2012
wow this sounds like a horrible idea.
wow this sounds like a horrible idea.
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7:20PM on 04/25/2012
If done right on the lines of Cloverfield or Chronicle, then I wouldn't mind.
If done right on the lines of Cloverfield or Chronicle, then I wouldn't mind.
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