Dimension Films has picked up the Michael Allred comic book series, Madman; Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan will co-produce through their Troublemaker Studios.
Allred will also write the screenplay for a live-action film; George Huang has been hired to direct and co-write. According to Variety, Madman is a post-modernist reimagining of the Frankenstein tale, with a superhero twist. Title character, killed in a car accident, is reanimated by an eccentric doc who names him Frank Einstein and instills in him enhanced senses, psychic power and exceptional physical skills. The doc can't fix his creature's face, so Madman wears a costume modeled after his fave superhero to hide his scars.
Madman will be shot entirely at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Texas; no word on a production schedule.