A decidedly different spin on Frankenstein’s monster is on its way.
The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster–described as a reimagining of the classic Mary Shelley tale–is in the works from Crypt TV, according to a report on Deadline.
Crypt TV–a company focusing on developing, producing and distributing horror-themed content–was founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis in 2015 and is backed by Blumhouse Productions.
The film–from writer/director Bomani J. Story–follows “teenage anti-hero Vicaria, who is on a desperate quest to cure death,” according to the logline. “With brilliant intelligence and a willingness to lose it all, Vicaria is able to resurrect the corpse of her recently slain brother, but unknowingly creates an unstoppable monster hungry for revenge.”
Starting production next month in North Carolina, the feature stars Laya DeLeon Hayes (The Equalizer) as Vicaria and Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther) as Kango.
Story said he’s always been a horror fan and “loved watching monster movies with my older sister when we were growing up. It has been a dream of mine to bring an adaptation of Frankenstein to film through the Black lens with a lead character as smart as my sister.”
Crypt TV’s Darren Brandl said Story wrote a “wildly original horror film that feels like everything we want to make at Crypt–noisy, scary, smart and with the focus on characters, both monsters and human.”
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