Matt Reeves is one of today’s most exciting new filmmakers (“Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” weren’t just entertaining… they were inspiring!) and Jacob Aaron Estes writes beautiful, beautiful stuff (see “Mean Creek”? Wow!). Together, they’ll make a darn fine ‘Frankenstein’ movie (though I suppose the notion of De Niro and Branagh teaming up for a ‘Frankenstein’ movie also seemed promising at the time…whatever).
According to Deadline, Reeves is directing “The Last Endeavour”, Estes’ adaptation of the Kenneth Oppel novel ”This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein”.
Here’s the synopsis on the book flap :
Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real.They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing onersquo;s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.
There’s a bunch of “Frankenstein”-related movies in the works; Columbia Pictures and producer Matt Tomach recently acquired ”Frankenstein” by Craig Fernandez; Slash is producing a film based on Steve Niles’ “Wake the Dead”; Stuart Beattie is attached to direct “I, Frankenstein”; and Sam Raimi’s producing a film based on the book by ”The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein”. Strangely enough, the Wayans’ “Munsters” movie hasn’t been heard of in a while and it’s, personally-speaking, is one of the ‘Frank’ projects I’m most curious about. Loves ya Fred Gwynne.
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
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Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.