Fox reimagining ‘Frankenstein’

10.22.14 3 years ago

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Fox reimagining “Frankenstein”
Fox”s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It”s from “Homeland”s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich.

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