Del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’ Cast Roles, Synopsis Revealed

by Thomas Tuna

The misunderstood monster is getting a makeover.

A new version of Mary Shelley’s iconic Frankenstein is expected to start shooting next February, and this week, a synopsis and cast roles were revealed by What’s on Netflix.

The new film–written and directed by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro–does not yet have a debut date on Netflix, but it will reportedly be set in 19th-Century eastern Europe and will follow Dr. Pretorius, “who is tracking down Dr. Frankenstein’s  monster–who is believed to have died in a fire 40 years ago.”

In the film, as reported, Andrew Garfield will play Dr. Frankenstein, Oscar Isaac will portray the monster and Mia Goth will play the Bride. The all-star genre cast is rounded out by Christoph Waltz, who may play Dr. Pretorius.

This is a project del Toro “has been wanting to do for 50 years,” the filmmaker said, “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.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein on Netflix.


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