A USA NETWORK ORIGINAL MOVIE
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Based on characters created by Dean Koontz, Frankenstein is a 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 help.
Meanwhile, Detectives Carson O'Conner (Parker Posey) and Michael Sloane (Adam Goldberg) are investigating a series of murders that are plaguing the New Orleans community. Their latest victim is a human abomination like nothing they've ever seen before, with two hearts and bones as solid as rock. Before the detectives are able to effectively review the corpse, the body is mysteriously destroyed, and the detectives are left wondering about the victim's true identity.
Deucalion seizes an opportunity to reach out to Detective Carson, and she initially thinks he may be the killer they're looking for due to his bizarre features and odd disposition. To allay her fears, Deucalion reveals his true identity, and then explains to her the complex nature of the killings she is investigating. Upon further investigation, Carson and Deucalion learn some disturbing facts about one of Carson's colleagues, Detective Harker (Michael Madsen), that tie him not only to the crimes, but also to Helios. Carson, Sloane, and Deucalion make a pact to take down the evil doctor whose creations have successfully infiltrated society - but can they stop him in time?
Frankenstein is produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Flame Television. Six-time Academy Award∆ nominee Martin Scorsese serves with Tony Krantz (24) and John Shiban (The X-Files) as Executive Producer. Marcus Nispel (2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) directs.