Adaptation of Koontz’s Frankenstein in the Works


Variety reports that Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick have acquired feature rights to Dean Koontz’s “Frankenstein” through their 1019 Entertainment. Three titles in Koontz’s series have been published, with the fourth scheduled for release in June.

Here’s how the books are described:

Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man and sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled for two centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in modern-day New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself.

Is this an age-old conspiracy? A near-immortal race of beings, and killers that are more – and less – than human? They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created – and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios – once Dr. Frankenstein – can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose.

On the case is Detective Carson O’Connor, who is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to hell itself – and that just may be where this case ends up.

Now, the only hope rests in Deucalion, a one-time “monster” and Frankenstein’s first attempt to build a perfect human, and his partners, the all-too-human detectives O’Connor and Maddison. Together, they must destroy a monstrosity that even Dr. Frankenstein could not imagine. Deucalion’s journey is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature his mad creator.

“These books have enough twists and turns to keep the public coming back to the theaters for many years to come,” Winter and Botwick said. The project will be produced by Winter and Botwick along with 1019 Entertainment executive Whitney Thomas.

The first book is titled “Prodigal Son,” the second is “City of Night” and third is “Dead and Alive.” The fourth book, “Lost Souls,” will be published June 22.

You can learn more about the series at the official website.