Deadline's scoop artist Mike Fleming has put together a monster mash of projected films about Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. For Fleming's latest update, click here; for his original story, click here. And here's a thumbnail summary:
1. David Auburn ("Proof") is adapting Peter Ackroyd's novel about the doctor in his body-snatching youth, "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein"; Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley are supporting characters. Sam Raimi is one of the producers.
2. A remake of James Whale's "Frankenstein" (which delivered Boris Karloff's iconic performance as the Creature) is being developed by Guillermo del Toro and Scott Stuber.
3. Matt ("Let Me In") Reeves has been signed to direct "This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein," from another novel (Kenneth Oppel's) about young Frankenstein.
4. "Wake the Dead" will be taken from Steve Niles' graphic novel; director Jay ("Ladder 49") Russell currently has his name on this one.
There's also a modern variation on the drawing-board, simply called "Frankenstein" -- and, if this counts, a projected revamp of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Will any of them top Danny Boyle's stage production? (For my take on Boyle's production, click here.) And is any other big-screen variation on the Karloff series likely to match Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein?"