Guillermo Del Toro Shares Chilly Location Scouting Photos For His FRANKENSTEIN Adaptation

Guillermo Del Toro Shares Chilly Location Scouting Photos For His FRANKENSTEIN Adaptation Guillermo Del Toro Shares Chilly Location Scouting Photos For His FRANKENSTEIN Adaptation

Guillermo del Toro is set to begin shooting his long-awaited adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein very soon, and the filmmaker has now shared some icy behind-the-scenes location shots...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 01, 2024 06:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Frankenstein
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Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Blade 2, The Shape of Water) confirmed that he had finally begun working on his long-gestating Netflix adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein late last year, with Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight, the Star Wars sequel trilogy), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man movies), and Mia Goth (Infinity Pool, Pearl) in the lead roles.

“I’m doing Frankenstein. We’re working on it. We start shooting in February, and it’s a movie I have been wanting to do for 50 years since I saw the first Frankenstein. I had an epiphany, and it’s basically a movie that required a lot of growth and a lot of tools that I couldn’t have done 10 years ago. Now I’m brave or crazy enough or something, and we’re gonna tackle it. It’s Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield, Christoph Waltz, Mia Goth, and we’re working on it.”

Unfortunately, we recently learned that Garfield was forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict, with Saltburn star Jacob Elordie stepping in to replace him as The Monster.

This also led to confirmation that Isaac will play Victor Frankenstein, and Goth is believed to have been cast as his wife, Elizabeth, who may also become the Monster's Bride, depending on which route Del Toro - who is also penning the script - decides to take the story.

Felix Kammerer (All Quiet on the Western Front), Lars Mikkelsen (The Witcher), David Bradley (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio) and Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth) have also signed on.

With filming scheduled to begin very soon, the Blade II director has now started scouting locations, and has shared a couple of icy-looking photos to social media. If you've read the book, you'll know that the story begins and ends in a desolate Arctic setting.

First published in 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus has been adapted numerous times for the stage and screen, but there have been very few fully faithful takes on the story (the creature's appearance in the novel, for example, has never been accurately depicted).

With Del Toro behind the camera, it's probably safe to assume that this version will stick as closely as possible to the book.

Just in case you're somehow unaware of the premise of the novel, you'll find a brief synopsis below.

"A young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, driven by vanity and thirst for knowledge, manages to give life to a creature whom he assembled from dead material. The creature turns out very ugly, and Victor abandons him in horror. Rejected by his creator and hated by mankind in general, the Monster devotes himself to destruction and revenge."

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tmp3 - 2/1/2024, 6:59 PM
Most anticipated movie in production rn. Shelley’s original still stands tall as a masterpiece, just an incredibly beautiful and deeply humanist book
MisterDoctor217 - 2/1/2024, 10:43 PM
@tmp3 -

Same for me !! I’m so freaking intrigued about this.

Hopefully we get something more in the vein of The Shape Of Water , Nightmare Alley or Pan’s Labyrinth.
And not Crimaon Peak lol (even tho that movie looks beautiful).
lazlodaytona - 2/1/2024, 11:14 PM
@tmp3 - Yeah. Del Toro is gonna kill it with this!
MosquitoFarmer - 2/1/2024, 7:06 PM
I read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in college and was surprised how much I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially as someone who rarely reads books.
lazlodaytona - 2/1/2024, 11:15 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - a lot of those classic monster movies come from surprisingly great reads
NinnesMBC - 2/1/2024, 7:15 PM
It would be cool if it was able to come this year and closely to Robert Eggers' Nosferatu.

Sucks that Andrew Garfield had to leave the project.
DocSpock - 2/1/2024, 7:26 PM

I will be there on day one.

And I be just as wasted as when I read it while in high school.
lazlodaytona - 2/1/2024, 11:18 PM
@DocSpock - i was wasted in high school too!

DocSpock - 2/2/2024, 1:01 AM
@lazlodaytona -

Of course that was 1973 for me.
lazlodaytona - 2/2/2024, 1:21 AM
@DocSpock - '94 to '98 for me
DocSpock - 2/2/2024, 6:09 AM
@lazlodaytona -

Ack!!! Old man alert. Your HS years were the same as my 1st daughter.

lazlodaytona - 2/2/2024, 7:04 AM
@DocSpock -
Batmangina - 2/2/2024, 7:22 AM
@lazlodaytona - All I need are some tasty waves and a cool buzz...and I'm fine.

Way to go, Hamilton!
TheVisionary25 - 2/1/2024, 7:40 PM
Cool , looking forward to this!!.

it’s dissapointing that Garfield had to leave the project though…

I’m unfamiliar with Elordi’s work (though his stock is certainly rising) but he certainly looks the part , how is he?.

Anyway , I do like the director & cast for the most part so I’ll still definitely be checking it out!!.
clintthahamster - 2/2/2024, 10:03 AM
@TheVisionary25 - I haven't seen any of his stuff, but he's HUGE (like 6'5") and I've heard he gave great performances in Saltburn and Priscilla. Cautiously optimistic.
GhostDog - 2/1/2024, 7:59 PM
I think Del Toro is still massively under-appreciated as a filmmaker
Nightmare - 2/1/2024, 9:24 PM
@GhostDog - Could listen to him talk horror cinema for hours too...
grif - 2/1/2024, 8:01 PM

bobevanz - 2/1/2024, 8:20 PM
This will be amazing!
McMurdo - 2/1/2024, 8:32 PM
Elordie from Garfield is a huge downgrade. But I don't blame Garfield for dropping out. This could turn out to be really bad or really good. Could be hammy.
MisterDoctor217 - 2/1/2024, 10:45 PM
@McMurdo -

I don’t think you understand how much Guillermo del Toro loves The Frankenstein story.

It can turn out either way but trust me, hammy it won’t be.
McMurdo - 2/2/2024, 12:26 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - I hope you are right
marvel72 - 2/1/2024, 8:38 PM
Looking forward to seeing this,would love to see him adapt the Frakenstein graphic novel by Bernie Wrightson.

Batmangina - 2/1/2024, 10:34 PM
@marvel72 - TAKE MY MONEY!! I have a signed Wrightson print from his early 90s set - the 'It was, indeed, a filthy process in which I was engaged...'
marvel72 - 2/2/2024, 11:15 AM
@Batmangina - The artwork is beautiful to look at the attention to detail is just mesmerising.
Batmangina - 2/2/2024, 7:26 PM
@marvel72 - Wrightson was so shockingly good that he outkicked the printing capabilities of 70s comics
Nightmare - 2/1/2024, 9:27 PM

Gonna be special.
marvel72 - 2/1/2024, 9:40 PM
@Nightmare -

Those pencils....

grif - 2/1/2024, 9:52 PM
@Nightmare - lol i was just thinking about this comic a few days ago
Batmangina - 2/1/2024, 10:35 PM
In a parallel universe, my variant is perusing his library of Del Tor Lovecraft adaptations on BluRay...
ObserverIO - 2/2/2024, 7:02 AM
@Batmangina - I wish I had universe hopping technology.
Batmangina - 2/2/2024, 7:20 AM
@ObserverIO - Same
MisterDoctor217 - 2/1/2024, 10:49 PM
So freaking excited for this.
Really , Guillermo del Toro is one of those filmmakers that had gotten me more intrigued and excited as I get older.
He just has such an otherworldly perspective on life.

But the one thing that’s weird is that he chose Jacob Elordie for this.
He’s a likable dude but him playing the Monster ?
I didn’t even think Andrew Garfield was right for the role and he’s a fantastic actor.

He must see something in them I guess.
Just hope he sticks to his original ideas and doesn’t try to make it too mainstream.
valmic - 2/2/2024, 2:24 AM
This feels like when Peter Jackson took on King Kong. These great directors who grew up loving old monster movies and always wanted to pay homage. His Pinocchio was great, I’m hyped for this.
clintthahamster - 2/2/2024, 10:04 AM
@valmic - Fingers crossed it turns out better than Jackson's Kong.
JustAWaffle - 2/2/2024, 3:28 AM
This is gonna be good.

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