New Tales of Frankenstein?

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New Tales of Frankenstein?

I posted a few days ago about the 1957 pilot for a television series featuring Frankenstein which was never put into production. Now, 54 years later, there is a possibility the monster is being readied for a return to the small screen.


Frankenstein (1931)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Media Studios has ordered a script for a “…modern-day take on the legend of Frankenstein…” to be written by two House executive producers.  That article does not mention whether the plans are for a series, or a one-off reboot.

Here’s a great Wikipedia article about Frankenstein in popular culture that lists the monsters many appearances in all forms of media.  It will be interesting to see this latest addition to the list, should it be made.

August 10th, 2011|Categories: Television|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. bmj2k August 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM - Reply

    Frankenstein is one of those properties that belongs in the era it weas originally set. I get that it oredates much of modern science (in a theoretical way) but I have not seen a modern Frank I really liked.

  2. Skinner August 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    Part of me is quite excited at the news – and part of me is concerned its going to devolve into True Blood with surgically swappable genitalia.

  3. Jim August 11, 2011 at 7:24 PM - Reply

    I like the fact that “they” are even considering bringing some horror to television, but I’m not getting my hopes up for the reasons you both mentioned. The modern-day take usually makes me cringe.

    • Skinner August 12, 2011 at 11:56 AM - Reply

      It does leave me hankering for a period version of the show though – It would be great to see something like “Deadwood meets Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatcher”.

      • bmj2k August 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM - Reply

        A property like that needs to be a good western first, then add the horror. If you don’t believe the world it is set in, the rest doesn’t matter. That is part of why Jonah Hex failed.

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