Summit to Adapt Kenneth Oppel’s Novel THIS DARK ENDEAVOR: THE APPRENTICESHIP OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

     February 1, 2011

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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.

Here are some of the other Frankenstein-based projects in development:

  • Guillermo del Toro has an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel set up at Universal.
  • Last December, Sony Picture was planning a “contemporary” adaptation of the novel.
  • In February 2010, producers Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick announced they were adapting author Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, which re-imagines the story as a murder mystery set in modern-day New Orleans.
  • In June 2009, director Neil Burger (Limitless) said he was planning to remake Bride of Frankenstein.

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