Frankenstein TV series planned
This just in on the continuing power of Frankenstein in popular culture. According to Variety (as reported on Coming Soon!) Martin Scorsese is working with author Dean Koontz and director Marcus Nispel to produce the latest contemporary work (loosely) based on Mary Shelley’s novel, a weekly TV series for USA Network, planned for fall 2004.
The series is to be set in twenty-first century Seattle, where Victor Frankenstein and his creature now live again–thanks to the technology of genetic engineering. The report suggests that the series will combine a crime drama with the Frankenstein elements of the plot, with “the original Frankenstein monster teaming up with the cops to battle both Dr. Frankenstein and his small army of genetic freaks.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Mary Shelley, apparently.