Saturday, June 4, 2011

I, Frankenstein graphic novel to become a movie

Here's page 53 of Tomb of the Undead, which you can read here, from the scene Just a little escape.

I'm way ahead in the story vs. where I'm updating here, and I can say that I'm excited to be getting the story out of the airplane. While the scenes before had been titled "Trapped in an airplane," it almost seems like our protagonists have literally been stuck there for a little too long.

In any case, the drama continues and some of the mythology is advanced as the plane lands very shortly.

Graphic novel news
I usually don't have too much of a theme when I'm presenting graphic novel news, but in this case, I had a lot of information sent to me about I, Frankenstein, so this page's theme will be, of course: I, Frankenstein!

‘I, Frankenstein’ Graphic Novel Coming To The Big Screen
By traviswoods

Because if a story features a vampire, werewolf, or some other classic/ gothic monster these days, it’s gonna get green-lit, the graphic novel I, Frankenstein is being set for production and release from Lakeshore Entertainment. Stuart Beattie (who wrote and directed last year’s Australian hit, Tomorrow, When the War Began, and also wrote such fare as GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Punisher: War Zone, and 30 Days of Night), has signed on to write and direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, I, Frankenstein “pictures a modern-day world where the classic literary monster stands between humans and a host of other supernatural creatures looking to rise up and take over.” It was created by Kevin Grevioux, who also co-created the—wait for it, you’ll never see this coming—vampires and werewolves series, Underworld. Grevioux, who also wrote the first screenplay for I, Frankenstein, will also executive produce the adaptation.

And while a certain amount of trepidation is wholly necessary when concerning the massive scramble for gothic horror creatures and characters dropped into modern films—the Twilight series and Red Riding Hood have seen to that—the idea of a badass Frankenstein protecting humankind from the supernatural does sound pretty cool. Cautiously optimistic on this one.
Australia writer to helm I, Frankenstein
Stuart Beattie will pen the script and direct
By Total

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.
Stuart Beattie writing, directing Frankenstein movie
by Alicia Malone

Stuart Beattie (“Tomorrow When The War Began”) will write and direct “I, Frankenstein”, a film based on the upcoming graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.

Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg and Richard Wright will produce for Lakeshore.

The film, for those non-regulars of the site (we’ve mentioned it several times; here and here, for instance), sees Frankenstein going head-to-head with a host of other monsters – and humans. In this film, the horror icon works as a private investigator.

As for those “Tomorrow When The War Began” sequels? The Hollywood Reporter says they’ve been pushed off into the future (the first sequel, which Beattie is set to write and direct, was originally rumoured to be gearing up for a September shoot) but trust me, they are in the works.

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