Frankenstein (2004 film)

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Directed by Marcus Nispel
Produced by Martin Scorsese
Marcus Nispel
Screenplay by John Shiban
Story by Dean Koontz
Based on Dean Koontz's Frankenstein by Dean Koontz
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Starring Parker Posey
Vincent Pérez
Thomas Kretschmann
Adam Goldberg
Ivana Miličević
Michael Madsen
Music by Normand Corbeil
Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography Daniel Pearl
Edited by Jay Friedkin
Distributed by USA Network
Release date
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 series of five novels: Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, Frankenstein: City of Night, Frankenstein: Dead and Alive, Frankenstein: Lost Souls, and Frankenstein: The Dead Town.


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.


Actor Role
Parker Posey Detective Carson O'Conner
Vincent Pérez Deucalion
Thomas Kretschmann Victor Helios
Adam Goldberg Detective Michael Sloane
Ivana Miličević Erika Helios
Michael Madsen Detective Harker
Deborah Duke Angelique
Ann Mahoney Jenna
Deneen Tyler Kathleen Burke
Brett Rice Detective Frye
Stocker Fontelieu Patrick


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