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Frankenstein returns to save the world

02.02.2010

With THE WOLFMAN set to hit theaters next Friday and Universal signing Sam Worthington to star in a new DRACULA film, you knew a FRANKENSTEIN movie couldn't be far off. And far off it isn't.

Lakeshore Entertainment has signed Patrick Tatopoulos (UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS) to direct I, FRANKENSTEIN, a new take on the classic Frankenstein's monster tale. Based on a script by Kevin Grevioux, the story will follow a heroic Frankenstein who is humanity's only hope against an "uprising of supernatural creatures" all while grunting and wearing big clunky boots. FRANKENSTEIN will actually be executive produced by one of our own; IESB's Robert Sanchez brought the film to Lakeshore with Grevioux.

It'll be interesting to see how audiences respond to a new take on FRANKENSTEIN as Universal is looking to go in the opposite direction - back to their roots - for its classic monster movies. Filming on FRANKENSTEIN is set to begin this July and I'm sure they're already looking for their lead actor (hint: Joe Pesci!).

Extra Tidbit: Still haven't seen that Kenneth Branagh FRANKENSTEIN flick...
Source: JoBlo.com

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10:45PM on 02/02/2010
all this needs is for frank miller to write the voice overs. x6
all this needs is for frank miller to write the voice overs. x6
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9:19PM on 02/02/2010
Not the first time for this, frankie was hero in the 60's dell comics and in 70's asupernatural meanace fighter in spawn of frankenstien from dc comics of wich hellboy is a direct rip off of.
Not the first time for this, frankie was hero in the 60's dell comics and in 70's asupernatural meanace fighter in spawn of frankenstien from dc comics of wich hellboy is a direct rip off of.
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8:08PM on 02/02/2010
Been wanting to see Frankenstein's monster as a well rounded good guy since watching the Monster Squad as a kid... that does not include Van Helsing. Here's hoping this is the one.
Been wanting to see Frankenstein's monster as a well rounded good guy since watching the Monster Squad as a kid... that does not include Van Helsing. Here's hoping this is the one.
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4:19PM on 02/02/2010

It's based on a comic book!

Kevin Grievoux's comic combines the stories of Frankensteinís Monster, Dracula and the Invisible Man into a film noir setting. Never read it but sounds cool.
Kevin Grievoux's comic combines the stories of Frankensteinís Monster, Dracula and the Invisible Man into a film noir setting. Never read it but sounds cool.
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3:51PM on 02/02/2010

SOUNDS COOL

AS LONG AS IT DOESNT COM OUT LIKE van helsing
AS LONG AS IT DOESNT COM OUT LIKE van helsing
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3:12PM on 02/02/2010

lame

this sounds stupid as hell
this sounds stupid as hell
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2:50PM on 02/02/2010
Do they also endorse delicious breakfast cereals?
Do they also endorse delicious breakfast cereals?
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2:22PM on 02/02/2010

been done already

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10:38AM on 02/02/2010

uh...huh

So is it just me or is what they describe this to be just replacing Hellboy with Frankenstein? Cause that's exactly what it sounds like. Lame.
So is it just me or is what they describe this to be just replacing Hellboy with Frankenstein? Cause that's exactly what it sounds like. Lame.
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10:21AM on 02/02/2010

extra tidbit...

i hope you are joking
i hope you are joking
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9:28AM on 02/02/2010
Re-making old horror classics huh? How bout the monster squad next!
Re-making old horror classics huh? How bout the monster squad next!
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9:23AM on 02/02/2010
i was hoping worthington would be a returning star like an australian clooney, but if this is true its gonna be a fast track to the bargin bin
i was hoping worthington would be a returning star like an australian clooney, but if this is true its gonna be a fast track to the bargin bin
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9:20AM on 02/02/2010
Kevin Durand for Frankenstein
Kevin Durand for Frankenstein
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9:14AM on 02/02/2010

what?

Sam Worthington?? Dracula?? No one can outshine Gary Oldman as the blood sucking womanizer!! What the smurf?
Sam Worthington?? Dracula?? No one can outshine Gary Oldman as the blood sucking womanizer!! What the smurf?
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8:20AM on 02/02/2010
This idea sounds like shit. How about a remake of just the classic story? Why Van Helsing it up? Even The Wolfman, as pumped as I am to see, seems like it's more of an action movie than a horror movie with that light tone and all the CG. Even though it's not the most amazing movie, I thought the look and feel of Bram Stoker's Dracula was a good way to go. Dark, mostly make-up effects, and R rated. Bad way to go: The Mummy and it's terrible sequels. P.S. Sam Worthington as Dracula? Ugh, that
This idea sounds like shit. How about a remake of just the classic story? Why Van Helsing it up? Even The Wolfman, as pumped as I am to see, seems like it's more of an action movie than a horror movie with that light tone and all the CG. Even though it's not the most amazing movie, I thought the look and feel of Bram Stoker's Dracula was a good way to go. Dark, mostly make-up effects, and R rated. Bad way to go: The Mummy and it's terrible sequels. P.S. Sam Worthington as Dracula? Ugh, that movie is doomed as well.
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8:04AM on 02/02/2010

"a heroic Frankenstein"

That quote says it all. They clearly have no idea about the character. That's like saying you're gonna make a movie where Robert Ford or Paris of Troy are the heroes. All these people care about is using a recognisable brand name to sell something. Fuck artistic integrity. Oh wait... are you talking about the MONSTER?? Yeah, he could be a hero...
That quote says it all. They clearly have no idea about the character. That's like saying you're gonna make a movie where Robert Ford or Paris of Troy are the heroes. All these people care about is using a recognisable brand name to sell something. Fuck artistic integrity. Oh wait... are you talking about the MONSTER?? Yeah, he could be a hero...
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7:25AM on 02/02/2010

Is this April 1st?

Because I was hoping this article was a joke.

Guess not. Pass.
Because I was hoping this article was a joke.

Guess not. Pass.
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7:18AM on 02/02/2010
o.k some one has too say it Frankenstein is the doctor not the monster.Movie might be some brainless fun so im cool with it.
o.k some one has too say it Frankenstein is the doctor not the monster.Movie might be some brainless fun so im cool with it.
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7:15AM on 02/02/2010
Can't wait for this film!...

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Can't wait for this film!...

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