Guillermo Del Toro is on a roll at Netflix, delivering his first two major projects for the streamer in 2022; his eyes now look towards his future under his general agreement. what’s on netflix has learned that Netflix is considering a Dr. Frankenstein movie with the creator, and Oscar Isaac is in his sights to star.
Editor’s Note: This report was first published on December 5 and has been updated with additional details. Netflix has yet to confirm the project publicly.
Netflix reached an overall agreement with Guillermo Del Toro in August 2020, with pinocchio Y cabinet of curiosities his first major titles being for the service. However, prior to this deal, del Toro also worked on the DreamWorks Television series. troll hunters (plus its subsequent sequels), and five returned.
While we wait for a renewal order to cabinet of curiosities, the focus has rightfully been on what’s next from the creator.
At the beginning of December 2022, Guillermo del Toro announced that one of his next projects will be a monster movie.
Talking with him Variety Awards PodcastDel Toro told them about his next project, saying:
“Well, I’m working on a monster movie; I can’t say the title because it may change, and I could end up doing something else. But right now, I’m writing and designing. And we have done it for the last two years. Hopefully it will be next, but anything can happen.”
First published in 1818, Frankenstein has become an icon in the horror space for decades and centuries. Although Universal Pictures regained the copyright to the character, the story of Frankenstein is within the public domain.
Netflix optional Frankenstein in March 2022 by Elizabeth S. Wrightson. This is likely to be opting for the visual representation that Bernie Wrightson developed for the character that sadly passed away in 2017.
As mentioned, we are told oscar isaac is in talks to star in the feature film. Isaac is best known for his roles in Dune, Disney+ moon knightY Star WarsIt also appears on Netflix triple border.
We’re told production will begin in June 2023 with Exile Entertainment on board.
New listings for BTL production sites and ProductionWeekly now also list the project since our first report in early December.
Both list the logline as follows:
“Set in Eastern Europe in the 19th century, the story of Dr. Pretorious, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster, believed to have died in a fire forty years earlier, in order to continue Dr. Frankenstein’s experiments.”
Producer gary ungar is also attached to the project. Ungar worked as a producer at Netflix pinocchio and has also adhered to projects such as The tension, gothic, Y Modigliani.
Guillermo Del Toro was attached to a doctor frankenstein project a decade ago
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of del Toro looking to delve deeper into the world of Frankenstein or his love for the character.
The film director reportedly has busts of Boris Karloff as the monster in his house and has been developing a project for more than a decade.
collider spoke with Doug Jones about the scrapped project in October 2020 and speculated that the project, set at Universal Pictures in the late 2000s, was killed off after the box office disappointment of the dark universe.
Back in 2008, Del Toro talked about his love for IP and what his plans were for the project and then told Very soon:
“I’m not going to do ‘Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.’ I’m doing an adventure story involving the creature. I can’t say much, but it’s not the central story of creation, I’m not worried about it. The fact is, I’ve been dreaming of making a ‘Frankenstein’ movie since I was a kid. The only thing I can promise is that, compared to Kenneth Branagh, I won’t be shirtless in the movie!”
That’s all we know for now; We’ll keep looking for more details as we get them. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to see Guillermo Del Toro tackle Dr. Frankenstein in the comments below.