Sunday, February 19, 2012

Get ready for 9 new ‘Frankenstein’ movies and TV shows

Among the many public domain works of literature that are being developed into movies and TV shows now, some are more popular than others.
“Frankenstein” tops the list with nine movies or TV series now in development or production. Second place is a tie between “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and “Beauty and the Beast,” each with six movies or TV shows in production.

Top 10 most popular public domain works today based on movie and TV show adaptations in the works

1. “Frankenstein” – 8 movies and 1 TV series
2. (tie) “Dracula” – 5 movies and 1 TV series
2. (tie) “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” – 5 movies and 1 TV mini-series
4. (tie) “Beauty and the Beast” – 2 movies and 2 TV shows
4. (tie) The Bible – 4 movies
6. (tie) “Peter Pan” – 3 movies
6. (tie) “Pinocchio” – 3 movies
6. (tie) Sherlock Holmes – 1 movie and 2 TV shows
6. (tie) “Snow White” – 3 movies
10. (tie) “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” – 2 movies
10. (tie) “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” – 2 TV series
10. (tie) King Arthur and Merlin – 2 movies
10. (tie) Robin Hood – 2 movies
10. (tie) “Sleeping Beauty” – 2 movies

Photo: Title page from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” (1818)

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