Patrick Tatopoulos, the FX guru behind the Underworld trilogy (and director of the third movie, Rise Of The Lycans) is set to direct a modern retelling of the Frankenstein story called I, Frankenstein.
In the film, Victor Frankenstein’s creation has to protect the human race from an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world. The film will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, the company behind the Underworld films, and has a script by writer/actor Kevin Grevioux, adapted from his own upcoming graphic novel from Darkstorm Studios. Grevioux wrote all three Underworld movies (and it looks like he’s just changed the names of the characters for this latest project).
"Tom and I were so pleased that we have been looking for another opportunity to work with Patrick," says Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore. "When Kevin Grevioux and Robert Sanchez presented us with I, Frankenstein we knew immediately that this was a great and original franchise that could best utilise Patrick's extraordinary talent and vision."
Tatopoulos adds: "It is a privilege to be given the chance to direct this highly visual piece. Kevin Grevioux has created something truly special with I, Frankenstein and I couldn't dream of a better team than my friends at Lakeshore to make this project happen."
"The re-imagining of the Frankenstein mythos and the diverse creatures of legend is a dream project for me," says Grevioux. "I'm blessed and thankful that both Tom and Gary really sparked to the material and recognised this property's potential as not only a film, but a launch pad for various multi-media platforms. And a chance to work with such a visionary titan as Patrick again makes this experience even more amazing."
Blimey, what a love-in! Will it feature women in leather, that's what we demand to know?!