Fox Jumps Into The FRANKENSTEIN Derby By Hiring Landis

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Variety

The Monster (Frankenstein to all you laymen) is certainly a very popular fellow in Hollywood these days with at least a half dozen films based on the monster in some form of production.

Not wanting to be left out of this new "Frankenstein Derby" Fox has jumped into the mix, and possibly the lead, by hiring Max Landis (Chronicle) to write their screenplay. Fox is also actively searching for a director for "Frankenstein" with the names Ron Howard, Paul Greengrass and David Yates ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix") being mentioned as candidates.

As we reported earlier Universal is planning their own remake of the 1931 classic "Frankenstein" with Guillermo del Toro and Scott Stube at the helm. That film however does not have a script in the works.

Other "Frankenstein" projects out there include "I, Frankenstein" at Lakeshore Entertainment, "This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein" at Summit Entertainment and "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein" from Ghost House Pictures and RT Features. There are also a ton of independent "Frankenstein" flicks in the works as well including "Monster Brawl" (Frankenstein fights the Wolfman, Dracula and Zombies), "Frankenstein 2011" and "Frankenstein Rising".

It's good to be The Monster!

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