What do you do when you run out of monster movie ideas? What about when you run out of comic books? Well, you start adapting comic books about monsters. I, Frankenstein, the comic written by Kevin Grevioux for Darkstorm Comics, is being adapted by Grevioux himself. It’s a modern retelling of the legend of Frankenstein’s monster,complete with vampires and werewolves and other classic baddies, all somewhat updated. There’s always been great potential with this particular tale, but Hollywood has, for the most part, consistently screwed up every attempt to put the Mary Shelley’s character on film. In fact, out of the ones I’ve seen, the only two that I genuinely enjoyed were the 1931 Karloff film Frankenstein, and Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein. Don’t even get me started on Branagh’s kooky, ambitious disaster or worse, his portrayal in the horrific Van Helsing,
Regardless, I suppose I’m inevitably drawn to the idea, and see most of the movies based on the monster. This one has some intriguing bits to it — it was originally written, and is being adapted by, Grevioux, who also created the Underworld series. So while those aren’t consistently good, he’s a man who clearly has a genuine interest in the genre. Grevioux is an interesting dude — he acted in the first and third Underworld movies, co-created them, and… he’s also one scary looking motherfucker. No, really:
In any event, there’s a pretty good interview with him over at Shock Till You Drop that explains more about the project.