The quest for the secret of life continues.
Guillermo del Toro’s take on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein is headed to Netflix, and this week an Oscar-winning actor joined the cast and a production starting window was revealed.
Christoph Waltz–an Academy Award Best Supporting Actor for 2009’s Inglourious Basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained--will join the previously announced Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield and Mia Goth in the horror feature. Cameras are expected to start rolling in February 2024.
While speaking to Collider, del Toro–who will write and direct the new movie–said this is a film “I’ve been wanting to do for 50 years–ever since I saw the first Frankenstein. I had an epiphany. This is a movie that required a lot of growth and a lot of tools–I couldn’t have done it 10 years ago. Now. I’m brave enough–or crazy enough–and we’re gonna tackle it.”
The film–which does not yet have a release window on Netflix–is a “deeply emotional” project, said producer J. Miles Dale. “When you read the script, it’s very emotional and very iconic.”
Dale added that the actors are forming a “good cast. There are a lot of actors who want to work with Guillermo, so that makes things easier.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on this new version of Frankenstein.