After two fruitful collaborations in 2022, first with the stop-motion animated film Pinocchio then the horror anthology series The Cabinet of Curiosities, Guillermo del Toro and Netflix will once again work together for a monster feature film .According to Giant Freakin’ Robot, a site specializing in big rumors in cinema and therefore to be taken conditionally, the Mexican director intends to adapt the story of Frankenstein’s creature, created by Mary Shelley. Better still, Guillermo del Toro and Netflix would have auditioned Oscar Isaac and Andrew Garfield, respectively to embody the scientist Victor Frankenstein and his artificial monster. Last December, in full promotion of Pinocchio, the filmmaker had teased in a podcast of Variety the development of a monster film, which he has been working on for several years. While technically the original story of Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus written by Mary Shelley has fallen into the public domain, Universal owns the rights to the creature’s appearance featured in its classic monster movies (the cult Universal Monsters saga produced between 1923 and 1960). See also on Konbini However, Netflix recently acquired the rights to adapt the illustrations by Bernie Wrightson, a designer specializing in horrific universes in the comics world, and who had notably made his own Frankenstein in the middle of from the 1970s, as well as several covers for reissues of Shelley’s novel. And that’s how his creature could end up at the heart of a joint project between Guillermo del Toro and Netflix. Their film is set to be inspired by a more recent Frankenstein story and set in 19th century Eastern Europe . We should find there the character of doctor Septimus Pretorius, who appeared for the first time in the feature film The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), in the footsteps of the monster created by Victor. But the demon is believed to have died 40 years ago in a fire, and has not been seen since. Septimus hopes to find him in order to continue his colleague’s experiments and shape a creature in his image.
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