Guillermo del Toro is crafting an “emotional” take on the iconic Frankenstein monster.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker–as reported several months ago–is writing and directing a new version of the Mary Shelley creation for Netflix, and while little is known about the feature at this time, producer J. Miles Dale is excited about the project, according to a report on comicbook.com.
The project–which does not yet have a release window on Netflix–is a “deeply emotional” film, Dale said. With Nightmare Alley and Pinocchio, Dale added, del Toro dealt with “the whole father-son relationship. And this version of Frankenstein very much goes down that thematic road. When you read the script, it’s very emotional and very iconic.”
Dale added that the actors who reportedly have been approached–including genre stars Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth–comprise a “good cast. There are a lot of actors who want to work with Guillermo, so that makes things easier.”
But the producer also cautioned that “nothing’s easy. It’s a big movie–with a ship stuck in the ice and a ton of other things–but we’ve got some lead time on it. And we’re excited to get going.”
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