In my mind no Frankenstein film has ever done the original 1931 adaptation justice and if I had my way I’d pray that another never gets made, but that was before it was revealed that Guillermo del Toro would be bringing the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s story to life. Today MTV scored some more details on the project, which will please many of you. Read on for the skinny.
In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” there are two monsters: the creature brought back to life, of course, and the mad scientist who does it, Dr. Frankenstein.
Del Toro, who told MTV News that he’s “always been” interested in directing a version of “Frankenstein,” said he’s hard at work in pre-production, crafting drawings which he hopes to use as a basis for the world of the film. “I started doing some notes before the strike,” he revealed. “[During the strike] I can only draw now.” (Watch Del Toro discuss “Frankenstein” after the jump.)
Known for his adult fairy tales like “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Del Toro insists he has a “definitive take” on the character.
“The only way to do the Shelley novel is to actually do a four-hour miniseries,” he said. “But I think there permutations in which you can tell the myth in a different way.”