While on the red carpet for the 37th annual Saturn Awards, we got the chance to speak with Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves. He gave a wide-ranging interview, talking at length about Let Me In (including his comments on the ending of the film), giving updates on his upcoming projects The Passage, This Dark Endeavor and a new script he’s currently writing, discussing the similarities between the creatures in Cloverfield and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, and much, much more.
Hit the jump to watch the interview. If you missed our other coverage from the Saturn Awards, be sure to check out our conversations with makeup artists Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, Brandon Routh, Fringe’s Lance Reddick, producer Dean Devlin, Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd for The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.
In the past six weeks, director Matt Reeves (Let Me In) has signed on to direct three new projects. In April, Reeves became attached to a film based off the short story 8 O’Clock in the Morning (which was also used as the basis for John Carpenter’s They Live), and an adaptation of the vampire novel The Passage. Today, Deadline reports that Reeves will direct an adaptation of Kenneth Oppel’s upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale, a young Victor Frankenstein sets out to find a mysterious alchemist and create the Elixir of Life in order to save his twin brother Konrad’s life. Victor goes on a dangerous adventure with Konrad and his friend Elizabeth. Thrills and love-triangles ensue.
Jacob Aaron Estes (The Details) wrote the script for Summit Entertainment. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.
Summit Entertainment has nabbed the screen rights to Kenneth Oppel’s upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. According to Deadline, the story follows “young Victor Frankenstein and his attempt to save his twin brother, Konrad, who falls gravely ill. Victor seeks out a mysterious old alchemist who sends Victor and his best friend Elizabeth on a dangerous quest to find three rare ingredients needed to create the Elixir of Life. There are betrayals along the way and a love triangle between Victor, Elizabeth and Konrad.”
Hit the jump for other Frankstein-based projects in the works. Oppel’s novel is due out this summer.