The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein Announced

The days of vampires and zombies are numbered! For the past few years we have suffered a barrage of these monsters while all others seemed to have been forgotten about. That is until the reanimation of Frankenstein!

Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures have picked up the rights to Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. Combining a Pulitzer Prize winning Proof playwright, David Auburn, and the team that brought you the Evil Dead this film is set to trump the other forty or so (I don’t know, there’s so many!) Frankenstein films that are in various stages of production.

The premise of The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is that the young Frankenstein attended University College, Oxford, with none other than Percy Bysshe Shelly. Frankenstein shared the poet’s interest in the ‘new science’ with its implications for religion, the soul and God. This interest turns more serious as Frankenstein starts to reanimate bodies. Of course this will include some Burke and Hare style bodysnatching until the perfect specimen is found.

The director has been announced as Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch) with RT Feature’s Rodrigo Teixeira, Tapert and Ilene Staple acting as producers.

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