Matt Reeves to helm THIS DARK ENDEAVOR

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 24th, 2011

It’s been a busy couple of months for director Matt Reeves. Just last month Reeves signed on to helm two projects, the sci-fi flick 8 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING and the vampire film PASSAGE, and now, according to Deadline, he’s gotten yet another film to add to his slate.

The outlet is reporting that Reeves will helm the new film, THIS DARK ENDEAVOR. Based on the Kenneth Oppel novel of the same name, the film will feature a screenplay by MEAN CREEK scribe Jacob Aaron Estes and is a new take on the story of Frankenstein. The story starts when “Frankenstein’s twin Konrad is gravely ill. His brother seeks out a mysterious old alchemist to help him produce the Elixir of Life, a serum that will bestow the gift of perpetual health. You can’t order this drink at a pub, and Frankenstein sets out on a dangerous adventure to find the elusive contents. He’s accompanied by his best friend Elizabeth, who is sweet on Konrad. Things get complicated among the three of them.”

DARK appears to be Summit’s next franchise, particularly with the book sparking a series of novels, so hopefully this will be a great first step for a franchise that for all intents and purposes, sounds relatively interesting. The most intriguing factor is obviously Reeves’ involvement, but the premise is also eye catching. This is definitely a film I’m eager to check out.

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