Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Joblo / Avery Guerra
As we have seen over the past several months the latest trend in independent movie making is to somehow try and reinvent classic movie monsters like The Wolfman, Dracula, The Creature (From The Black Lagoon) and Frankenstein. Universal, the producers of the original films about these beloved monsters, is working on remakes, Halcyon International Pictures is trying to launch their own series of films, and Canadian film maker Jesse Cook is trying to turn them all into 'cage fighters' for his latest film "Monster Brawl".
Heck, there was even one director that was desperately looking for someone to back his film project based on Willis O'Brien's "King Kong vs Frankenstein" (aka King Kong vs Prometheus), which, like it did decades ago, failed to generate any 'real' interest.
Now, director Ricardo Isla wants his crack at "Frankenstein" with a new film entitled "The Day of the Beast", also tentatively titled, "Frankenstein 2011".
Apparently when Isla thinks of "Frankenstein" he doesn't see a picture of Boris Karloff in his mind, oh no, he sees a monster that more resembles "Predator" instead.
Indeed, the plot for "The Day of the Beast" sounds a lot more like "Predator" than any "Frankenstein" film any of us have ever seen before.
Here is the synopsis:
On a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. He is getting paid to perform a wedding ritual under very mysterious conditions. The groom is Victor Frankenstein, and the young and beautiful bride is his cousin Elizabeth. Seven armed and dangerous mercenary soldiers have been hired to protect her against something huge that hides in the woods, awaiting for that wedding night to be consummated. Victor is the only one who knows the truth about their enemy. His secret will be paid with the life of his private army, whose men will die one by one, as the creature gets closer to his target: the bride. Old style Hammer type of movie, but action packed ala Predator, this is a take on Frankenstein you have never seen and will never forget.
Mercenaries vs The Monster? Sounds familiar, right?
Heck, even the director admits it!
The film is set to begin production shortly and Isla has assembled his cast for filming, which includes Adam Stephenson (Dax Dalton) as Victor Frankenstein, Michelle Shields (Photo Below) (Grave Robbers From Outer Space / A Life Behind The Mask) as Elizabeth, Tim Krueger (The Dark Knight / Thinking Speed) as The Monster, Drake Mefestta as Kirk and Tricia Martyr as Agatha.
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