Fox’s The Frankenstein Code is not dead and has now been renamed Lookinglass. Nope, we don’t know why either.
Anyway the basic premise is as follows:
“Lookinglass is about an old sheriff (Philip Baker Hall) who’s cut down by bad cops. But then two young scientists give him another go at life with a younger, Kazinsky body with superhero-like powers.”
Frankenstein was made from the corpses of five or more men, patched together to create a new being. This being was both living and dead, incredibly strong, could fix himself by obtaining new body parts and wanted to live a relatively normal life. This would have been a really interesting story if done in a modern way. It could have gone all philosophical, and yet at the same time withhold the idea of him just trying to help when everyone hates him.
Lookinglass however seems to be going along the Deadpool road. A man on the last bit of life is given a new body with superpowers. Admittedly it’s not exactly like Deadpool but more so than it is like Frankenstein.
I suppose this could explain the name change.
Looking glass is set to debut in 2016 and you can check out the trailer here.