Kevin Grevioux is a jack of many trades. The screenwriter and actor from the "Underworld" films, Grevioux is also a comic book writer on titles such as "Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel." Now, his latest "monster" of a comic book series is getting the film treatment.
Grevioux tells Shock Till You Drop that he'll be adapting his own upcoming Darkstorm Comics series "I, Frankenstein" into a big-screen adventure with "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" director Patrick Tatopoulos behind the lens.
"It's a re-imagining of the Frankenstein mythos in a modern day setting," Grevioux explains. "What I'm doing with him is he's going to be involved in some shape, form, or fashion with some of the classic monsters of lore, be they vampires, werewolves, mummies, goblins, ghosts, things of that nature. Frankenstein's going to be involved with them."
While the comic has yet to be released, Grevioux acknowledges that film aspirations for "I, Frankenstein" have existed since the idea's creation. In fact, in this day and age, it's hard for him not to think of his creative properties on a multi-platform basis.
"[You] want to be careful because you don't want to sound like you're pimping the comic book industry," admits Grevioux. "But a lot of the projects that I come up with on my own that I do under my Darkstorm imprint or my Astounding imprint, which is all ages, have multi-level platforms in mind.
"I think a lot of these properties can make good movies, TV shows, or videogames and action figures, so that's how I look at things now," he continues. "After 'Underworld,' that taught me a really interesting lesson and that is, you really have to look at things in terms of their global appeal and how many different arenas can you exist in, 'cause I think that's important."
Although the film is still in the developing stage, Grevioux is already thinking about who he should cast as the lead character. While he doesn't have a specific actor in mind, he knows the essential characteristics that the performer needs to embody the role.
"I will say I want a bigger guy, anywhere from 6'2" to 6'6", a tad bit intimidating, someone who could act obviously, has a witty banter about him, but this is not going to be a comedy, this is a straight-forward action film that's really going to raise eyebrows," says Grevioux. "So any actor that could pull that off, and there are many, I think would be a good choice.
Sounds like a job for Ron Perlman to us!
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