Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Frankenstein's Monster in Suburbia?

Now this is an interesting development. I was a very big fan of Peter Carstairs' September that came and went in 2007 with barely a light breeze through those delicately framed shots of the Australian wheat belt. Such a shame. Nevertheless, Carstairs is moving on and is writing/directing a modern-day adaptation of Frankenstein. Yes, I am not kidding. AICN Down Under mentioned it briefly a while back, but I only just came across the production website, which includes the temporary art that you see to the left (click to enlarge).

The film will be co-produced by Tony Ayres (the director of Home Song Stories and Walking on Water) and will be a faithful dramatic adaptation of the original text (which also goes by the name The Modern Prometheus. Genre filmmaking is still a bit topsy-turvy at the moment. We're able of making such different titles like Wolf Creek and Black Water and even Prey, only one of which was financed by the Government funding bodies so it will be interesting to see what becomes of this retelling of the famous tale. Will Frankenstein's lab double as a crack den? Will the monster have an ice addiction? We'll have to wait and see.

1 comment:

ned rierson said...

Black Water had $600k Indivision funding