A new take on a classic

Brace yourselves, dear readers: we are getting yet another Hollywood remake of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Normally this news wouldn't result in anything other than the fervent hope that its star wouldn't be as prone to overacting as Kenneth Branagh, but further information has our hopes up. According to Variety, this new version--called "Frank"--will feature some significant changes from the original:

"[The movie] centers on a teenage prodigy who's on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make some friends. After several unsuccessful attempts at socializing with her peers, she decides to use her scientific prowess and piece together a friend out of the med school's instructional cadavers."
Sounds... kinda gross, actually. (I suppose the ickiness level will depend on how realistic the special effects are.) But gross and interesting, which is more than I can say for most adaptations of classic books.
Posted by: Julianka


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