Candyman director Bernard Rose has wrapped production on a contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel for Summerstorm Entertainment and Bad Badger in association with Eclectic Pictures.
The producers are in talks with Nu Image to handle international sales at the AFM.
Xavier Samuel stars alongside Carrie-Anne Moss (pictured), Danny Huston and Tony Todd, whom Rose directed in Candyman.
Frankenstein takes place in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of a monster created and abandoned by a husband-and-wife team of scientists. Rose directed from his original script based on the novel.
Summerstorm’s Gabriela Bacher, Eclectic’s Heidi Jo Markel and Jennifer Holliday Morrison of Bad Badger produce alongside Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Summmerstorm’s Berlin-based parent company, Film House. Production wrapped in Los Angeles on September 21.
“This version is an existential rollercoaster that is both emotional and terrifying,” said Rose. “Xavier is unquestionably one of the most talented actors of his generation and he threw himself into this challenging part with tremendous commitment.”
“Giving this 200-year-old masterpiece a unique twist has been an incredible experience,” said Bacher. “Bernard is a visionary storyteller, and his script is terrifying, beautiful and absolutely heartbreaking.”
“While older versions of Frankenstein have focused on reanimating the dead, Frankenstein explores creating life from nothing – just as Mary Shelley originally imagined,” added Markel.