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Guillermo del Toro has not had the easiest time operating within the studio system. Point of fact, he tends to get the short end of the stick. It's gotten to the point that we have to temper our excitement about his upcoming projects because it's hard to know when, if at all, they might actually be released. Take for example the disintegration of his 'At The Mountains of Madness,' or how about that 'Frankenstein' adaptation we heard whispers of years ago? Well now it seems that at least 'Frankenstein' is back on the slate. Del Toro revealed in an interview that, though it may still take a bit of time, the film has not been abandoned.
"[Universal Pictures Co-Chairman] Donna Langley just put us on track to write the screenplay. So, we’re going to start writing the script. It’s a very long endeavor for me; it’s going to require a couple of years just to write it. But it’s been put back on track by Donna."
This is precisely the kind of encouraging horror news that is all the more exciting given that it hit in October. Even with the absurd number of 'Frankenstein' adaptations and iterations in the works at the moment, it's hard not to be intrigued by a Guillermo del Toro take on the Mary Shelley masterpiece. There's just something poetic about his involvement here. There are so many classic visuals associated with 'Frankenstein' that have come to define the story of a man who tries to play god and inadvertently creates a monster. Del Toro is a director renowned for his visuals, and has demonstrated time and time again that nightmare landscapes full of all manner of stunning monsters is precisely his forte. Like I said before, we have to be careful about getting too excited about del Toro projects until they are actually in production, but it is to hear that, at least for now, the studio is allowing him to move forward with 'Frankenstein.'
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in a del Toro 'Frankenstein?' Do you think it will actually happen?
Source: Shock Til You Drop