With vampire films once again drawing to a close it looks as if Frankenstein’s monster is making the waves yet again. You just can’t keep a good monster down. Anyway if you have missed Frankenstein’s monster, don’t worry as there is literally a slew of films on the horizon based on Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein.
So, according to Deadline Matt Reeves has signed on to direct This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Matt Reeves is fairly familiar dealing with monsters having helmed Cloverfield and even had a successful go at vampires with Let Me In.
Jacob Aaron Estes will be adapting the script from Kenneth Oppel’s novel of the same name for Summit Entertainment. So with Sam Raimi producing a Frankenstein flick and many others unleashing their versions, it looks as if 2011/12 will be the year of Frankenstein.
Book Synopsis: “Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real.
They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.
Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.”