NISPEL ON FRANKENSTEIN REMAKE
Coming to USA Network later this year is a remake of Frankenstein, which is being done by the amazing trio of Dean Koontz, Marcus Nispel and Martin Scorsese. Read on for some details on why Dean Koontz' envisionment isn't as stupid as it once sounded.
'Marcus Nispel, who is directing a remake of Frankenstein for the USA Network, told SCI FI Wire that the TV movie updates Mary Shelley's classic SF tale with modern science and genetic engineering. 'Humans playing God these days has everything to do with [the story],' Nispel said in an interview. 'I think that's a big moral question and links that back to the age-old tale of Frankenstein, which is all about 'Who am I? Where am I from? Where am I going?''
Nispel added that the script, written by thriller author Dean Koontz, hooked him because it reversed the creator and the monster. 'The monster discovers a soul, while the creator turns more and more into the monster,' Nispel said. 'And this whole idea of a disciple becoming the master and the master becoming disciple was always interesting to me. I'm always interested in coming-of-age stories or rites-of-passage stories, baptism under fire.'
Frankenstein begins shooting in May in Toronto. Nispel is beginning to cast the project, which will air in the fall. USA Network is owned by Vivendi Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting