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Frankensteins Elvis

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Vor knapp einem Jahr bloggte ich über Alan Goldshers Buch namens „Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion“, in dem die Rolling Stones Jagd auf die Untoten John, Paul und George (und den Ninja: Ringo) machen. I shit you not, das Ding gibts wirklich (Amazon-Partnerlink: Paul Is Undead) und die Filmrechte wurden auch schon gesichert.

Und das nächste Buch von Alan Goldsher wird wieder so ein Mashup-Ding: Elvis – als Frankenstein. Ich bin das ganze Mashup-Ding ja etwas leid, aber irgendwie will das ganze Konzept genausowenig sterben, wie Untote und bei Literatur ist so ein Headshot naturgemäß eher schwierig und ich kann mir Frankensteins Elvis, der „You were always on my mind“ trällert, dann doch ganz gut vorstellen.

The title of this new book is “Frankenstein Has Left The Building.” It’s a project that is still in its early stages of life, but Goldsher has a clear vision for joining what he considers to be two highly complementary tales: those of Elvis Presley and Frankenstein’s monster.

“Basically, instead of doing what I did with ‘Paul is Undead’ — taking the Beatles myth and applying zombie mythology on top of that — I am taking ‘Frankenstein’ the book and rewriting it with Elvis [Presley] as the creature,” he explained. “The book takes place in the 1960s. It’s still the same format as the original ‘Frankenstein,’ which is Dr. Frankenstein is relating the story to the ostensible narrator of the book.”

“It’s going to be very close in terms of story arc,” he continued. “All of the same characters are going to be there, but it’s going to be written in a whole new voice. Our Frankenstein character, he’s from the South, just like [the real] Elvis.”

‘Paul Is Undead’ Author Alan Goldsher Mashing Up Elvis Presley And Frankenstein Next (via Empire)