Following on from the news that Universal are still planning to move ahead with a shared universe for their classic monsters, Badass Digest is reporting that Guillermo del Toro could be in line to direct a Frankenstein redo. In fact, he’s already been offered the gig by the studio’s Donna Langley.
Del Toro himself revealed, “It’s the dream project so I’m a chicken shit. If I do Frankenstein, I literally would stop everything, and I’m going to a sabbatical of three years just to write that. It’s not something that’s gonna just flow, like second nature. It’s my favourite book in history. I would love to. Hopefully one day it coincides that Donna wants to it and I am not a chicken shit.”
He added that he also has an interest in the Creature from the Black Lagoon, saying, “I think that it’s a great universe to develop. I personally think they should all be period movies. I would love to see Creature from the Black Lagoon in Victorian England with the Victorian exploration, with a balloon and steam riverboats.”
So it doesn’t seem that a del Toro-helmed Frankenstein will happen soon, I can’t help but hope that this somehow comes together.
At the moment, Universal has The Mummy set for a 22nd April, 2016 release, with other classic horror features expected to follow.