Did I request thee,
Maker from my clay to mould me man?
Did I solicit thee, from darkness to promote me?
-- Milton, Paradise Lost
Two centuries ago, a man named Victor Frankenstein succeeded in his quest to create life from lifelessness. But the result was a hideous creature that wrought havoc on the world, coming to its end in the frozen wastes of the Arctic, leaving a trail of corpses in its wake, and a legend that would not die.
Now, three scientists travel to the North Pole searching for the truth behind a ship that has been found frozen in the ice. When they arrive, they are stunned to discover Frankenstein's notes on the creation of his monster -- notes that will lead them on a deadly quest to re-create the experiment begun so long ago. A quest to create life....