Guillermo Del Toro is on a roll at Netflix, delivering his first two major projects for the streamer in 2022; eyes now look to his future under his overall deal. What’s on Netflix has learned that Netflix is looking at a Dr. Frankenstein movie with its creator, and Oscar Isaac is eyeing a star.
Netflix entered into an overall deal with Guillermo Del Toro back in August 2020, with Pinocchio and The curiosity cabinet be his first major titles for the service. Before this deal, however, Del Toro also worked on the DreamWorks TV series Troll hunters and its subsequent sequels and Five returned.
While we await a renewal order for Cabinet of Curiosity, attention has rightfully turned to what is next from the creator.
In recent days, Guillermo del Toro has teased that one of his upcoming projects will be a monster movie.
Speaking to the Variety Awards Podcast, del Toro told them about his next project, saying:
“Well, I’m working on a monster movie; I can’t say the title because it might change and I might end up making something else. But right now I write and design. And we have been doing that for the last couple of years. Hopefully it will be the next one, but anything can happen.”
First published in 1818, Frankenstein has become an icon in the horror space for decades and centuries. Although Universal Pictures re-licensed the character, the story of Frankenstein is in the public domain.
As mentioned, we are told Oscar Isaac is in talks to star in the feature film. Isaac is best known for roles in Dune, Disney+ Moon Knight, Star Warsand featured in Netflix Triple Frontier.
We are told that production will start in June 2023.
Guillermo Del Toro was attached to a Dr. Frankenstein project a decade ago
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Del Toro wanting to delve into Frankenstein’s world 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 over a decade.
Collider spoke to Doug Jones about the scrapped project back in October 2020 and speculated that the project, set up at Universal Pictures in the late 2000s, was killed after the box office disappointment of The dark universe.
Back in 2008, Del Toro talked about his love for the IP and what his plans were for the project, then told Coming Soon:
“I’m not doing ‘Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.’ I’m making an adventure story involving the creature. I can’t say much, but it’s not the central creation story, I’m not worried about that. The fact is, I’ve dreamed of making a “Frankenstein” movie since I was a kid. The only thing I can promise is, compared to Kenneth Branagh, I will not appear shirtless in the film!”
That’s all we know for now; we will continue to look for more details as we get them. Let us know in the comments section if you want to see Guillermo Del Toro tackle Dr. Frankenstein in the comments section below.