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Stuart Beattie does action-horror with I, Frankenstein

Mar. 28, 2011by: Dave Davis
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There are numerous new movie variations of Mary Shelley's macabre classic tale in the works, but I, FRANKENSTEIN may be the only one that sends the scientist's creature down an action-filled path.

The comic adaptation has been in the works for a couple of years, but now landed a new director in Stuart Beattie, a Hollywood writer/script doctor known for COLLATERAL, G.I. JOE and others.

Beattie recently made his directing debut on the Aussie action flick TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN (which is essentially RED DAWN Down Under), a big enough hit in its home country to put a pair of back-to-back sequels into the pipe.

The I, FRANKENSTEIN book comes from deep-voiced UNDERWORLD co-writer/Lycan Kevin Grevioux, and re-imagines the Monster as a noir-tinted, hard-boiled, gun-toting, modern-day action hero who encounters with other well-known creatures like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Invisible Man and Dracula.

Beattie will take a crack at the script for the project, which initially had design and FX veteran Patrick Tatopoulos (UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS) attached to direct.

Extra Tidbit: Other Frankenstein projects in the works: a contemporary take on the material at Sony, an adaptation of author Dean Koontz's modern "Frankenstein" novels (spun after a TV miniseries treatment), and a straight telling of Shelley's period horror story from Guillermo del Toro.
Source: Heat Vision

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11:50AM on 03/29/2011
Movie sounds awesome but has anybody read this comic yet?
Movie sounds awesome but has anybody read this comic yet?
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11:18PM on 03/28/2011
About time! I'd do a Grindhouse style Frankenstein film if I had the reins.But! this is gr8 news...so far.
About time! I'd do a Grindhouse style Frankenstein film if I had the reins.But! this is gr8 news...so far.
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