Now this is a Frankenstein movie we can get behind

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Matt Reeves is taking on yet another monster movie: a Frankenstein prequel. After Cloverfield and Let Me In, we're convinced this guy knows how to make quality monster movies. So could this be the Frankenstein movie we've been waiting for?


Deadline is reporting that Reeves will be adapting Kenneth Oppel's book, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. A Dr. Frankenstein prequel book, here's the synopsis from Amazon:

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 one's own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.

Sure we're excited about the alleged Guillermo del Toro Frankenstein pic, but who knows when that will happen? Right now we're just happy to get more awesome monster action from Reeves.


Dr.Nemmo and his time-travelling submarine

I always liked Frankenstein Unbound, cheesy as it was. This prequel sounds like Harry Potter.