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Australia writer to helm I, Frankenstein

Stuart Beattie has boarded a project which will see him write and direct an adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's yet-to-be-published graphic novel.

After previous reports that Underworld: Rise of the Lycans director Patrick Tatopoulos was tackling the noir horror, everything went a bit pear-shaped - and ended with Tatopoulos dropping out completely.

Now the mantle has been passed to Beattie - best known for directing Australian action drama Tomorrow, When the World Ends - who will take on both writing and directing duties.

The graphic novel (Written by Underworld scribe Kevin Grevioux) depicts Mary Shelley's man-monster in a modern day setting, where he's landed himself a job as a private investigator. Nice!

It's certainly an interesting concept, and one that also sees a few other fantasy creations making their appearance too - including Dracula as a mob boss.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in the autumn.