News briefs: New Frankenstein, new werewolves

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Patrick Lee
Dec 14, 2012

Production Weekly tweeted that director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is attached to direct David Auburn's adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein.
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The Wolfman drops on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on June 1 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment; both the Blu-ray and DVD releases will contain two versions of the movie, including a never-before-seen unrated director's cut, as well as the theatrical version of the film.
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Speaking of wolfmen, Production Weekly also tweeted that Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is attached to direct the Brian Charles Frank ensemble comedy Werewolves of Reseda.
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Starz's Spartacus: Blood and Sand hit another series high in the ratings Friday night, with 1.3 million viewers, up 14 percent from last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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FlashForward co-star Christine Woods has been tapped as the female lead in NBC's comedy pilot Perfect Couples, but only if ABC does not renew FlashForward for a second season, according to the Reporter.

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