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.