Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Has Risen

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Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick have just acquired feature rights to Dean Koontz's Frankenstein which they will develop under their 1019 Entertainment banner. Three titles in Koontz's series have been published, with the fourth scheduled for release in June.

The first title in the Frankenstein series, "Prodigal Son," was published in 2005 by Bantam Books, followed by "City of Night" and "Dead and Alive." The fourth book, "Lost Souls," will be published June 22, with the fifth and sixth books to follow in 2011 and 2012.

Project places the doctor -- a socially prominent and successful businessman -- and his super-human original creation Deucalion in modern-day New Orleans. The story centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of "engineered" humans.

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