Guillermo del Toro’s Dr Frankenstein reportedly shooting in February 2024

Guillermo del Toro, who sadly didn't direct a Star Wars film or Pacific Rim 2.
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The celebrated maker of monster movies – Guillermo del Toro – is taking on one of cinema’s biggest: Frankenstein’s Monster.

Netflix’s continuing relationship with Guillermo del Toro has already yielded some pretty impressive offerings in the last few years and that looks set to continue with a del Toro-helmed Frankenstein film. The partnership between the streaming platform has already given us the gothic-themed Cabinet Of Curiosities series and a stop motion feature in the form of Pinocchio, but now it looks like a live action feature film may be next, and what a film it could turn out to be.

Production Weekly (via World of Reel) is reporting that Dr Frankenstein will begin shooting in February of 2024, as long as the ongoing Hollywood strikes are cleared up by then. The project is said to boast an impressive leading trio of Mia Goth, Andrew Garfield and Oscar Isaac in an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic Promethean tale

We’ve got a synopsis for the film too: ‘Set in 19th century Eastern Europe, the film is the story of Dr. Pretorious, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster — who is believed to have died in a fire forty years before — in order to continue the experiments on him.’

This news helps us plot the next few years of del Toro’s career as we imagine his planned  stop motion take on The Buried Giant will his follow-up project to Dr Frankenstein. He said back in January that “the next stop-motion film I’m making is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, which I’m currently co-writing with Dennis Kelly [Matilda: The Musical], and we start the design process in two months. I’m shooting a live-action feature first.” This news seemingly confirms that statement.

We’ll bring you more news on Dr Frankenstein as we hear it.

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