Summit acquires This Dark Endeavor

From DHD – Summit Entertainment has snapped up the rights to Kenneth Oppel’s upcoming novel, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, and attached Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight) to produce.

Teeming with insider references to Mary Shelley’s classic novel, This Dark Endeavor follows young Victor Frankenstein as he attempts to save his twin brother, Konrad, who is gravely ill. Victor and his best friend Elizabeth embark on a dangerous quest to find three rare ingredients needed to create the Elixir of Life, a fabled serum that will give the drinker perpetual health.

Look for This Dark Endeavor (the book) to hit this summer, from Simon & Schuster.

Book Jacket:

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real.

They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.

Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.