‘Frankenstein’ Author Focus Of New Biopic ‘Mary’s Monster’

by Thomas Tuna

The spotlight is being turned on the creator of arguably the most recognizable horror figure ever.

Mary Shelley–who wrote the legendary 1818 novel FrankensteinorThe Modern Prometheus–will be the subject of a new feature film, according to a report in Variety.

Mary’s Monster–from director Farren Blackburn (A Discovery of Witches) and screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom (Living with Frankenstein)–will follow Shelley as she tries to complete her classic work.

“Terrified of giving voice to the darkness of her subconscious mind,” reads the film’s official synopsis, “Mary Shelley locks into a dangerous battle with her own ‘inner monster’ as she struggles to write her seminal novel.”

Shelley is believed to have come up with the idea for the novel at age 18 during a stay at Lake Geneva with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and the famed poet Lord Byron.

During that time, the trio held a friendly competition to see who could write the best horror story. Legend has it that, after thinking about it for days, Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein after imagining a scientist who created life and was horrified by his efforts.

The author’s life story has already been told in several books, films and television projects–with the most recent being the 2017 biopic Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning.

Mary’s Monster will be produced by Heather Greenwood and Leo Pearlman for Fulwell 73 and Rose Ganguzza, Max Born, Damon Lake and Jake Alden-Falconer for Rose Pictures.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Mary’s Monster.


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