Even during this time when everything seems to have stopped, we still have good news from author Kiersten White regarding her Bram Stoker Award winning novel The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. According to White’s own tweet, Sony Pictures Television has optioned the novel.
Of course, being that it’s in the early stages, there’s still a lot of work to be done before a novel can actually turn into a movie, TV show, or any media format. We don’t know what form it will take, but any will do.
With the coronavirus pandemic, we know it may take a little while longer for anything to come out of this, but we’re hopeful. People still love a good monster story. For now, you can read the novel if you haven’t already.
About the book:
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.