Literature’s most infamous creator, Dr Victor Frankenstein, is re-born in the 21st Century as a female biologist whose controversial research ultimately spawns a monster.
Taking the same themes as Shelley’s 19th century original; Victoria is a 21st Century scientist conducting ground-breaking, but highly controversial work in the field of stem cell research and medical biotechnology.
Her obsessive drive to control cell growth for multi-organ generation and transplant however comes not from the desire for fame and adulation, but to save her dying son William. Maddened by grief and desperation, Victoria secretly takes a sample of his blood and incorporates it into her research programme, the Universal Xenograft Project.
In the confines of a purpose built tank in the Graft Lab, the cells grow at an extraordinarily accelerated rate. And as they diversify, mutate and re-form, Victoria realises with horror that the UX is breeding its own bio-organism and it’s alive!
An Impossible Pictures production for ITV and Pro7
|Executive Producers:||Tim Haines|
|Distributed By:||BBC Worldwide|
|Release Date:||Oct 2007|
|Other Productions:||Blitz Street|
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