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Brad Anderson attached to direct The Living and the Dead

15 October 2009 2:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

According to Comics2Film at [1], director Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Session 9) is set to direct a feature based on the 128 page epic and terrifying  graphic novel by Robert Tinnell and Todd Livngston, the creators of The Black Forest [2] and The Wicked West [3]. Brad Anderson who has become known for his work on edgy thrillers like Session and The Machinist (and more recently directing episodes of Fringe) seems the perfect candidate given its premise. The Living and the Dead which actually began as a screenplay before sold to Speakeasy Comics, takes place in nineteenth century Europe and focuses on a perverse madman who lures his victims to be tortured and killed as part of his twisted performance art. MTV News caught up with Robert Tinnell, who revealed that Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein also plays a major role within the story. "This is about twelve or »

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Brad Anderson To Direct 'The Living And The Dead' Adaptation

14 October 2009 5:32 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Brad Anderson has signed on to direct the film adaptation of “The Living And The Dead,” a graphic novel by writers Todd Livingston & Robert Tinnell and artist Micah Farritor.

Anderson—perhaps best known for his work on “The Machinist” and “Session 9”—has more recently left his mark on TV by directing several episodes of “Fringe.” He is currently directing the horror/thriller “Vanishing on 7th Street” with Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton.

Mania is reporting that Anderson will direct “The Living And The Dead” for Solipsist Films. Livingston & Tinnell have also written the screenplay adaptation of their graphic novel.

Originally released in 2005 by Speakeasy comics, “The Living And The Dead” takes place in nineteenth century Europe and focuses on a perverse madman who lures his victims to be tortured and killed as part of his twisted “performance art.”

MTV News caught up with “The Living And The Dead” co-writer Robert Tinnell, »

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Classic Movie Monsters vs. Modern Movie Monsters

8 October 2009 8:29 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

It’s classic movie monster time! I was going to wait until Christmas to talk about this, but now seemed like a more appropriate time. We are going to compare the original black and white movie monsters (and the actors who brought them to life), against more modern versions and actors to see who comes out on top.

I know there are dozens of classic monsters, including the Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Fly, giant robots, aliens, and over-sized insects/animals, but I’m going to focus on the more famous literary monsters : Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy.


Let’s start with my favorite character, Frankenstein’s monster. Most people incorrectly refer to the monster As Frankenstein - but actually, author Mary Shelley never gave the creature a name. In the 1818 novel, Shelley writes about mad scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein and how he learns to create life. »

- Paul Young

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Revisiting The Curse Of Frankenstein

29 June 2009 10:10 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

After successfully reviving a dog, Baron Victor Frankenstein, with help from his long time tutor and co worker Paul, decide to create the perfect human being.  To do so, Frankenstein will need to obtain a body, a brilliant brain, the steadiest hands known to man and a few other miscellaneous body parts.  While the body and hands prove to be relatively easy to obtain, Frankenstein will go to much more extreme lengths to possess any remaining missing pieces.  Paul wisely decides he doesn’t like the direction their “experiment” is going, and opts out of the creation in progress.  Frankenstein however, becomes quite obsessed with his work, and quickly transforms from logical scientist to psychopathic murderer. 

It seems as though nothing will stop the Baron from finding success in reviving the creature, who is far from the perfect specimen Frankenstein planned for.  When the monster is eventually reanimated, he goes on a killing spree, »

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