Guillermo Del Toro’s Frankenstein Movie In The Works For Netflix


Guillermo Del Toro is working on his next live-action movie, Frankenstein, for Netflix, with Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield and Mia Goth all possibly starring in the film. Del Toro has been busy at Netflix lately. He just recently released his first animated full-length feature, Pinocchio.

The film came out in late 2022, and it has received several nominations and won multiple awards. In the same year, he also released his own TV horror anthology series titled Cabinet of Curiosities, where each episode featured a new director.

The director has been fascinated with Mary Shelley’s original book. Del Torro has made it very clear over the years that Frankstein’s monster is one of his favourite monsters alongside Godzilla, the Thing, Gill-man and H.R. Giger’s Alien. Not only that, Shelley’s book has a special meaning to him and he considers it “the most important book of my life.”

He even considers the 1931 film Frankenstein and its 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, his favourite films of all time. There is no question that he would be interested in doing his own take on the story.

Guillermo Del Toro is working on a new Frankenstein Film

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Deadline reports that The Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro is currently writing his version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Netflix. Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth are reported to have met already with Del Toro to star in the film. No one has signed but based on the report, they seem to be on board.

Andrew Garfield is known to many as the Amazing Spider-Man. He reprised his role in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home as a variant of Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker. He recently starred in the Hulu mini-series Under the Banner of Heaven, which recently won Best Miniseries at the Satellite Awards.

Oscar Isaac just starred in the Big Gold Brick, he’s also set to reprise his role as Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, in the animated movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. He is also known as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise and Moon Knight in the MCU.

Mia Goth is known for the slasher films X and its sequel Pearl. She has been nominated and won multiple times for her role in both films. She also just released her latest movie titled Infinity Pool with Alexander Skarsgård.

No details have been released as of yet for Guillermo Del Toro’s newest monster film, so we don’t know what role Garfield and Isaac would take. Who would be the creature in the movie? Who would be the scientist who creates it? It is presumed that Goth will be the love interest of the eponymous monster’s creator.

Guillermo Del Toro Developing Frankenstein for Netflix

Guillermo Del Toro, Frankenstein, Netflix

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It was first reported that Guillermo Del Toro has been working on his take on Frankenstein since 2007, even before he released Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Back in 2009, Del Toro has been pushing for a period film. As we’ve seen in his projects, he loves putting his stories in very specific time periods. In the past decade, the only modern or futuristic take he’s made was Pacific Rim.

Mary Shelley’s literary classic is one of the most influential books of all time. There have been countless movies which even date back to 1910. The most famous version is from 1931, starring Boris Karloff. More recently, Larry Fessenden made a modern retelling titled Depraved in 2019.

The creature itself has jumped to many other known franchises meeting other popular movie monsters like Dracula, the Werewolf, and the Mummy. We’ve seen so many versions of the character that he’s even met Scooby Doo.

Guillermo Del Toro has a unique visual eye. He has a particular style that is very difficult to match, which is why I still love watching his version of Blade II and Hellboy. Because of this and the fact that this is a passion project for him, I am excited to see his take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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