Remember when Timur Bekmambetov had so many projects on his plate that we didn’t know what he was going to tackle first? Lately, there’s been so much push and pull regarding whether or not Wanted 2 will happen that his developing slate seems a bit rocky. But according to /Film he does have his eye on something solid, he’s attached himself to Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein.
Victor Frankenstein is an example of the horror classic being told in the first person, which heavily adds to its appeal. The book was published last year and is described as something different for audiences to enjoy. The author states:
“It is of course obviously true that Frankenstein is a wonderful story, and I was eager to see if I could extend it in other directions. It is a myth and a history, an allegory and a nightmare. I wanted to see if it was possible to maintain all those elements in a re-interpretation of the original text.”
This does sound like an intriguing concept, but will it turn out to be like 90 percent of novel adaptations where the book is way better than the movie? This is all speculation, and we’re not even sure if Bekmambetov is planning on working on this project. In another week or so, we might hear a new Wanted 2 rumor and the vicious cycle could begin all over again.
Do you think Bekmambetov should take on Victor Frankenstein ? Do you think he can make it a hit?
Additional Source: FirstShowing