Frankenstein: Twilight in Disguise
Summit Entertainment acquired the screen rights for This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. It’s about young Victor Frankenstein’s quest to save his brother Konrad with the help of his friend Elizabeth. Don’t be fooled: it’s just another attempt to replicate Twilight. Included in its description on Deadline: “There are betrayals along the way and a love triangle between Victor, Elizabeth and Konrad,” blah, blah, blah. Right, just like Twilight’s Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle. Only this time, they stayed within the lore of one monster story. Even the cover reeks of Edward Cullen:
If things didn’t work out, they could have pitched it to Inception’s Warner Bros.’s studio: it’s an origin story within an origin story.