Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein Books Headed to Big Screen

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Dean Koontz’ “Frankenstein” books are headed for filmdom, and I can’t wait. The three, soon to be four novels take Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to new heights, literally.

It seems Shelly’s version was not fiction after all, and the monster has returned to take down his powerful maker and nemesis, Victor Frankenstein. In Koontz’ version, the monster tale was real, and the monster lives. However, in these fun and graphically gory novels, the monster is a good guy, who just happened to have lived over two hundred years.

In his two hundred odd years, Deucalion (the monster), has seen it all, and has not been impressed. He has worked in a carnival, odd jobs, and taken refuge with Tibetan monks. One of which transforms his horribly disfigured face into a work of distraction with tattoos.

When word reaches Ducalion that his creator, using the name Victor Helios, is wreaking havoc on New Orleans by creating a master race of clone like super-beings, Ducalion, returns to New Orleans to destroy Victor once and for all.

With the help of two quite human and likable police detectives, the Frankenstein series weaves a tale of immortality, serial killers, pending doom for the human race , and surprising pathos for the monster, and several of Victor’s creations, including his created wife, Erica 3, 4, and 5. You’ll have to read the novels to get what that’s all about.

Here is an excerpt from the first of the series, “Prodigal Son”:

“They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created—and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios—once Frankenstein—can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time “monster” and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion’s centuries-old history began as Victor’s first and failed attempt to build the perfect human–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor’s malignant mind could have imagined—an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind’s collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.”

Book four in the series, “Lost Souls” is due out in June, and the next two within a few years. The books are also available in a graphic novel format.

The upcoming film is sure to be  visually stunning. With any luck, the director will maintain Koontz’ wry humor in the finished product. The company which bought the rights”1019″. has not stated a release date, but I’m thinking, look for it in 2013.

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