‘Frankenstein’ to Rise Again

One of the producers behind the X-Men movies is set to resurrect Frankenstein in a movie based on Dean Koontz’s modern-day retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

Ralph Winter, along with his producing partner Terry Botwick, has acquired the rights to Koontz’s Frankenstein trilogy, with plans to bring the novelist’s books to the big screen.

The story focuses on a doctor in present-day New Orleans and his superhuman creation called Deucalion.

And the producers hope the first film will spawn a franchise based on the bestselling books, which will expand when a fourth installment hits stores this summer.

The producing duo tells Variety.com, “These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theatres for many years to come.”

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