SCORSESE RESURRECTING FRANKENSTEIN
Martin Scorsese and author Dean Koontz are teaming up with director Marcus Nispel and producer Tony Krantz to resurrect Dr. Frankenstein and his monster as a weekly series for USA Network, reports Variety.
The cable channel has greenlit production on an update of the Mary Shelley classic with a contemporary twist, ordering a two-hour pilot and four scripts of the project. USA won't formally greenlight production on the four episodes until after filming of the pilot starts, though all involved are proceeding as if Frankenstein will launch as an event series, most likely this fall.
Scorsese, Koontz and Krantz (24, Felicity) will executive produce the show, to be helmed by Nispel, who directed the recent remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Casting will start next week for a mid-April production start date.
The series picks up in present-day Seattle, where doctor Victor Frankenstein and his creature reside, having survived the past two centuries through the doctor's genetic tinkering. Their story is augmented with that of a female cop and her partner who, through a seemingly standard homicide investigation, unravel the myth of Frankenstein.
The series will have close-ended elements thanks to the cop franchise, which envisions the original Frankenstein monster teaming up with the cops to battle both Dr. Frankenstein and his small army of genetic freaks.
Courtesy of Coming Soon