30 Mart 2010 Salı

Timur Bekmambetov Helming a 'Victor Frankenstein' Movie?

Timur Bekmambetov Helming a 'Victor Frankenstein' Movie?: "
Timur Bekmambetov

It's almost hard to believe that since Wanted opened back in the summer of 2008, Russian director Timur Bekmambetov hasn't actually started production on any follow-up projects, even though its been nearly two years. He's been rumored to be attached to all kinds of things, from Wanted 2 to to Moby Dick to The Last Witch Hunter, and now we've got another project to throw on that growing list. SlashFilm is reporting that Bekmambetov is supposedly (read: unofficially) attached to an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, which is a retelling of the Gothic horror classic told in first person.

Not much is known about the project at the moment, except that it's based on a pitch by David Auburn, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright turned screenwriter behind Proof and The Lake House. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein was published last year and is described by author as being something completely unique: 'It is of course obviously true that Frankenstein is a wonderful story, and I was eager to see if I could extend it in other directions. It is a myth and a history, an allegory and a nightmare. I wanted to see if it was possible to maintain all those elements in a re-interpretation of the original text.' Awesome.

This sounds very intriguing and although I haven't read it yet, I'd love to pick it up sometime. We've all been waiting for the next Frankenstein movie and this could be it, although there's no word on how soon this will go into production, if at all. Has anyone read the novel? Is Timur a good choice for a director? Thoughts?

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