Even though other publications reported the project as in turnaround, Bloody Disgusting updated the story that Twentieth Century Fox was still developing Shawn Levy’s Frankenstein tale penned by Chronicle‘s Max Landis.
In an interview with Collider, Levy explains how they’re going to create the monster, while also teasing multiple Franks!
“In the case of ‘Frankenstein,’ my whole approach is based on a mo-cap SimulCam playback so that it’s not a dude with scars on his face. It’s not just kind of latex and a costume; it would be a motion-capture performance of the monster—I can give away maybe not too much by saying there’s more than one in our version—and then I would go to Europe, shoot the movie, do scenes with the real actors and I would be able to see the motion-captured monster in real time due to SimulCam, so yes that is our technological VFX paradigm for Frankenstein.”
I’d love to see a new Frankenstein in theaters, I just can’t see how you tell that story again in a compelling way. I guess that’s why I’m not a screenwriter… I’ll leave that to the professionals and their $80 million budget.