TNT To Develop Dean Koontz's 'Frankenstein' Into A Series
Reported by Outsiders - 08:31 PM 2012.10.18
Lionsgate Television and 1019 Entertainment are developing a drama series for TNT based on the five Frankenstein novels by Dean Koontz, which have sold more than 20 million copies. The new series will be called "Frankenstein" with James V. Hart and his son Jake Hart writing the project, a modern-day reworking of the classic Frankenstein mythology.
'It is set in present-day New Orleans and follows Victor Helios (Frankenstein) and his creation 200 years after they thought they killed each other in a battle in the Arctic. The creature has survived and Victor has used science to keep himself alive — and they’re now in the same city unbeknownst to each other. Victor has engineered a new race of bizarre beings who answer to him, and when the creature learns that Victor is alive, an epic war ensues built on 200 years of pent-up rage, with New Orleans caught in the middle.'
Dean Koontz and James Hart will be executive producers as 1019 Entertainment has acquired rights to Koontz’s Frankenstein book series in 2010 for what was originally envisioned as a feature franchise series. IN 2004, Koontz's Frankenstein was made for TV as an original movie/backdoor pilot, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, directed by Marcus Nispel and starred Parker Posey, Vincent Perez and Thomas Kretschmann. The series was not picked up and Koontz turned the idea into the Prodigal Son book.