Sony Pictures is developing a contemporary adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein based on a pitch by Craig Fernandez. Fernandez will write the script while Matt Tolmach will produce through his new company, Matt Tolmach Productions. According to Deadline, this will be Tolmach’s first production at Sony since leaving his post as the company’s co-president to become a producer. Fernandez’ previous credits include the upcoming From Prada to Nada and he’s also written the scripts Everything Must Go (based on Terry Pratchett’s The Bromeliad Trilogy) and an adaptation of Octavia Butler novel Clay’s Ark for DreamWorks Animation. He’s also written The Courageous, which is a futuristic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Captain Courageous.
If you’ve never read Frankenstein, you should because it’s awesome. It’s also in the public domain, which means it’s free. Hit the jump for the synopsis.