I’m getting a bit jaded when it comes to all of these comic book adaptations studios are picking up. With so many being produced at once, they’re either going to run out of material or start creating books just for the sake of making a movie out of it. According to THR, a film version of the upcoming DarkStorm Comic I, Frankenstein is being developed by Underworld co-creator Kevin Grevioux, director Patrick Tatopoulos, and Death Ray Films. So we can add this one on to the pile of growing comic based features.
I, Frankenstein is a comic that’s written by Grevioux and features several iconic horror characters. Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, Dracula and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, are all creatures that live in modern times and have contemporary jobs. The Monster is a a private investigator and is no longer driven by his rage. Dracula is a crime boss, and the Invisible Man is a an undercover agent.
The screenplay for the film will be written by Grevioux who will also serve as a producer. One of the co-developers of I, Frankenstein described it as “…a Raymond Chandler-esque monster mash where the rogues don’t pack pistols, they’ve got claws and fangs.”
I will admit that I like the concept and the story. I just hate the fact that the comic hasn’t even hit shelves yet and it’s already a film. Hollywood has done this before so its nothing new, it just seems that these days it’s happening a lot more often.
What do you think of the concept for I, Frankenstein? Were you a fan of Grevioux ‘s Underworld?