By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
While Universal Pictures has been the go-to studio for relaunching classic horror films and stories, 1019 Entertainment's Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick are taking another approach with the help of author Dean Koontz. It turns out that Koontz has not only one Frankenstein reimagining but an entire franchise for use.
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein
Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick to Dean Koontz's Frankenstein library. Project places the doctor -- a socially prominent and successful businessman -- and his super-human original creation Deucalion in modern-day New Orleans. The story centers on a pair of street-smart detectives who encounter Deucalion while investigating a murder, leading them to a bizarre array of "engineered" humans.
With already three titles published and a fourth coming in June, Winter and Botwick are hoping to launch a new franchise.
"These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come," the duo said.
The first title in the Frankenstein series, "Prodigal Son," was published in 2005 by Bantam Books, followed by "City of Night" and "Dead and Alive." The fourth book, "Lost Souls," will be published June 22, with the fifth and sixth books to follow in 2011 and 2012.