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Production Weekly's Twitter stream (HERE) says that WANTED's Timur Bekmambetov has been attached to direct an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. In fact, their Tweet says exactly that:
Timur Bekmambetov attached to direct David Auburn's adaptation of Peter Ackroyd novel "Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein".
The novel is described thusly by publisher Random House...
When two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men—the resurrectionists—whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity. Filled with literary lights of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century.
...and can be found HERE or HERE.
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