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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Series to be Made Into a Film Franchise 2010-02-16 12:30:44

It's Aliiiiive! Frankenstein Resurrects on the Big Screen

Get ready for another monster-sized franchise: writer Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series has been selected for the movie treatment. But don't expect to see townspeople carrying torches to drive the creature out of the village; this modern spin on Mary Shelley's classic is set in current-day New Orleans.

The film version will most likely jump off from Koontz's first book Prodigal Son, which follows two detectives who meet the doc and his intelligent bio-engineered invention (named Deucalion) during the middle of a murder case. Deucalion is two centuries old with tattoos all over his face, and a bit of a crime fighter as he helps the investigators. If the story takes off, expect to see countless sequels — Koontz already has three follow-ups to Son and two more in the works.

Intelligent with tattoos? Deucalion sounds strikingly different from the hulking, green-faced monster with bolts that we're familiar with. Now, the only question is, who should play him? The actor should probably be big and muscle-bound, but with an action star quality. Channing Tatum, anyone?

CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I read all three books, the first two...amazing...the last one? was the worst possible piece of literary garbage I have ever read because the people who wrote WITH koontz on the first one bailed and he had to finish it on his own, YEARS AND YEARS later and he did it, probably out of contractual obligation...and it was rotten. Hopefully they will make a better ending for the movie...
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