Lakeshore Entertainment's chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg announced today that Lakeshore will re-team with writer/actor Kevin Grevioux and director/award-winning special effects designer Patrick Tatopoulos of the Underworld franchise on I, Frankenstein. Production is scheduled to begin in July of 2010.
I, Frankenstein is a contemporary fantasy thriller in which the original monster of Victor Frankenstein stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world.
"Patrick Tatopoulos made his directorial debut with us on Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Tom and I were so pleased that we have been looking for another opportunity to work with Patrick," said Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore. "When Kevin Grevioux and Robert Sanchez presented us with 'I, Frankenstein' we knew immediately that this was a great and original franchise that could best utilize Patrick's extraordinary talent and vision."
An original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux, I, Frankenstein, based on Grevioux's upcoming Darkstorm Studios graphic novel of the same name, will be produced by Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Richard Wright. Patrick Tatopoulos is attached to direct with Kevin Grevioux and Robert Sanchez attached as executive producers.
Tatopoulos commented: "It is a privilege to be given the chance to direct this highly visual piece. Kevin Grevioux has created something truly special with 'I, Frankenstein' and I couldn't dream of a better team than my friends at Lakeshore to make this project happen."
"The re-imagining of the Frankenstein mythos and the diverse creatures of legend is a dream project for me," said Grevioux. "I'm blessed and thankful that both Tom and Gary really sparked to the material and recognized this property's potential as not only a film, but a launch pad for various multi-media platforms. And a chance to work with such a visionary titan as Patrick again makes this experience even more amazing."