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Frankenstein and his monster are due for a comeback (given all the vampires and werewolves floating around), and 20th Century Fox, producer John Davis ('I, Robot,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' the upcoming 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.') and screenwriter Max Landis (yes, John's son) have thrown their collective hat into the field.
Several 'Frankenstein' films are in development, including Pulitzer-winning playwright David Auburn's adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel 'The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein,' Guillermo del Toro's remake of the classic 1931 Boris Karloff original, Summit Entertainment's adaptation of 'This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein,' and a take on the graphic novel 'Wake the Dead.'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Landis has close ties to the studio and Davis; the screenwriter has sold two scripts to Fox, including the Davis-produced 'Chronicle,' about three friends who gain superpowers from a mysterious substance but turn on one another when personal problems arise.
There's no word on the Frankenstein project's plot line.
The last big-screen incarnation of the famous monster was Kenneth Branagh's 1994 'Frankenstein,' starring Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter.