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USA to Resurrect Frankenstein

USA Network will breathe new life into the Frankenstein legend with a new, scripted series that could bow in the third quarter.

Martin Scorsese(Gangs of New York, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver) and Tony Krantz’s Flame Television(24, Sports Night, Wonderland, Felicity)will serve as executive producers for the two-hour "event series" pilot of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, which begins production in April, USA executives said.

Marcus Nispel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003) will direct the project, a modern takeoff on the horror classic.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.