One of the cool things about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein being public domain is that anyone can do whatever they want with the property. One of the frightening things about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein being public domain is that anyone can do whatever they want with the property.
Right on the heels of The Wolfman's strong opening weekend, Variety reports that producers Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick want to take a crack at the famous story. Don't expect Victorian England though...they're going modern, adapting a book series written by Diet Stephen King himself, the one and only Dean Koontz. The plot?
"Project places the doctor -- a socially prominent and successful businessman -- and his super-human original creation Deucalion in modern-day New Orleans. The story centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of "engineered" humans."
I knew that Koontz had written himself a Frankenstein book, but I had no idea this was a series, with the fourth novel being published this summer (out of a planned six). I also have no intention of ever reading them unless you can change my mind. Go on. I dare you.