Writer-Director to Bring Us Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein
July 02, 2012
The Frankenstein monster has taken on many a foe in cinema, namely his creator. Now, his world is colliding with Sherlock Holmes in, well, the aptly titled Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein
, says Screen Daily.
Parkland Pictures is shepherding/selling the project which has French director Gautier Cazenave attached.
According to the site, the film "sees Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travelling to Germany to investigate a strange case in the village of Darmstadt."
Shocker. This stuff writes itself.
Hammer vet Shane Briant - who appeared in Captain Kronos
and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
- is attached to star with Clement Von Franckenstein (apparently a real-life baron whose family name served as the inspiration for Mary Shelley's novel).
The film has nothing to do with the 2006 book Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Frankenstein Monster
We'll see if this one ever gets off of the ground...