|September 2004 News|
|30 September 2004|
You can now access interviews with the Frankenstein cast at the USA Network web site. Vincent describes how the filmmakers wanted something different from De Niro's work, and all the other famous Frankensteins. There will be scars on one side of his face, but the other half will still reveal him as a "good-looking man." Parker Posey says that Deucalion (Perez) learns to trust her resulting in a "Beauty and the Beast" relationship. Look for it premiering on Sunday, October 10. There will be repeated showings throughout the month.
|19 September 2004|
From the Miami Herald. "Cable's hottest guy kills people by the gross, communicates mostly in grunts, and has a face only a plastic surgeon could love. But we're not talking about Tony Soprano. No, please give a warm welcome to our old friend Frankenstein, who's starring in two different cable movies in a five-day period in October. The Hallmark Channel's two-part miniseries debuts Oct. 5 and 6, while the USA Network's movie - which is actually the pilot for a possible weekly series - premieres Oct. 10. though both productions are named Frankenstein, the similarity stops there. Hallmark's sticks close to the book, with Alec Newman as the doctor who creates life, William Hurt as his medical school mentor, and an appropriately uglified Luke Goss (Blade II) as the monster. USA's Frankenstein is not only contemporary, but has flipped the story on its head: The monster (Vincent Perez, The Crow: City of Angels) is a handsome, heroic dude chasing down the doctor (Thomas Kretschmann, The Pianist), who has kept himself immortal through some plastic surgery too yucky even for the butchers over at Nip/Tuck."
|16 September 2004|
Vincent indeed plays a very sexy monster in Frankenstein. From the following description of his character, it appears that he's well suited for the role. The original "monster" Deucalion was created some two hundred years ago by Victor Helios. The lightning storm that Victor used to spark life in his creature inadvertently gave Deucalion some kind of immortality. Deucalion has survived the past centuries wandering the Earth, a mysterious and secretive fugitive who stays in the shadows, his face and body a patchwork of scars and tattoos. When Deucalion learns that his maker is alive and well and continuing his work, Deucalion comes to modern-day New Orleans to seek out and destroy him. Deucalion comes to trust Carson O'Conner (Parker Posey) with the truth about himself and Helios and joins forces with her to defeat Victor. As their relationship grows closer, Deucalion develops a strong emotional connection to Carson. Deucalion is sensitive to the suffering of those around him. He strives to become more human and perhaps, one day, attain a soul. His dark origins haunt him, and his dedication to destroy Victor is part of the penance he pays for his past sins.
Remember the show airs on October 10th. Here are the Frankenstein photos so far:
|03 September 2004|
The following is a description of the storyline
in this modern retelling of the classic tale: Victor Helios (Thomas Kretschmann) and his
prototype creation known as Deucalion (Vincent Perez) have survived 200 years through
scientific manipulation. Now living in New Orleans, Victor has created a laboratory where
he works to manufacture a new race of people - a race designed to ultimately replace
mankind. Although his new race is intended to be perfect, calm, and analytical, Victor's
creations are tortured by their own existence, making them unpredictable and often
dangerous. When Deucalion, who has been living in Europe, learns about Victor's evil
scheme, he travels to New Orleans to face his creator and end the human-engineering
operation. But in order to accomplish this objective, Deucalion realizes he must find