|Directed by||Marcus Nispel|
Dean Koontz (concept)
|Editing by||Jay Friedkin|
|Distributed by||USA Network|
|Release date(s)||October 10, 2004|
|Running time||88 minutes|
Frankenstein is a 2004 made-for-television USA Network production starring Thomas Kretschmann as Victor Helios (supposedly the man that the fictional character Victor Frankenstein was based on) and Vincent Pérez as his creature. It was produced by Martin Scorsese and based on Dean Koontz's version of Frankenstein. The film was originally intended as the pilot for an ongoing series, but this was not successful. Koontz later developed the concept into a trilogy of novels (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: City of Night and Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Dead and Alive).
This is not a direct adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel, but a postmodern gothic reinvention set in present-day New Orleans. It recasts the doctor as the villain and the creature as a tragic hero determined to stop him; the primary action involves two police detectives (Parker Posey and Adam Goldberg) who enlist the aid of the creature ("Deucalion" in this version) to stop a serial killer who is one of Victor's later creations.
|Parker Posey||Detective Carson O'Conner|
|Thomas Kretschmann||Victor Helios|
|Adam Goldberg||Detective Michael Sloane|
|Ivana Milicevic||Erika Helios|
|Michael Madsen||Detective Harker|
|Deneen Tyler||Kathleen Burke|
|Brett Rice||Detective Frye|