Frankenstein Gets A Romantic Comedy Makeover For New Flick 'Frank'

FrankensteinWhen you can't meet a nice guy, why not build your own dream boyfriend? That's the creepily cute theme of "Enchanted" director Kevin Lima's latest romantic comedy, which is based loosely on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." This comes on the heels of a proposed "Bride Of Frankenstein" remake. Reanimated corpses are clearly all the rage...

According to Variety, "Frank" centers on a teenage prodigy who's attending medical school early, working on the cutting edge of cell research. She gets a little overstressed, and her guidance counselor encourages her to take a break from the lab to make some friends. The awkward lass is unsuccessful in her efforts, and she decides to employ her research in piecing together a homespun friend out of the med school's collection of cadavers. Seeing as "Frank" is being billed as a "romantic comedy," I'm guessing she falls in love with her stitched-together creation. And you thought romancing a vampire like Edward Cullen was tricky.

The film does not yet have a writer or a start date set, but it will be produced by Fox 2000. Meanwhile, Lima is juggling "Tom Thumb," "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," and "Spook's Apprentice." While the concept of "Frank" is a little twisted, I trust Lima after the wonderful mix of charm and snark that was "Enchanted," so I'm very curious to see how this turns out. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to re-enroll in biology so I can get a date ...

MTV readers, will you line up to see "Frank"? Or is one undead dreamboat enough for you?