Thursday, January 3, 2008

Guillermo Del Toro Talks About Upcoming ‘Frankenstein’ Project - SendMeRSS

It's been awhile since we have seen a worthy remake of the film adaptation to Mary Shelley's classic, 'Frankenstein.' (I like to pretend the one with Robert De Niro didn't exist)  Apparently, Guillermo Del Toro is up to the challenge of not only remaking it, but also re-imagining (a new term created after Rob Zombie's Halloween) the classic as well.

Slashfilm gives us this:

Del Toro says that his vision, which is in the earliest stages of pre-production, will not be a literal adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, rather a permutation on the myth. "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to actually do a four-hour miniseries," he said. "But I think there permutations in which you can tell the myth in a different way." Say Del Toro.

I am really happy about this news because I truly respect Guillermo Del Toro as a director. He is one of the only directors out there that can master both mainstream films like Mimic, Hellboy, and Blade 2 and independent/festival favorite films such as 'Cronos' and 'The Devil's Backbone.'

Since last year's hit success of 'Pan's Labyrinth,' I think fans will not be furious to hear that he will direct a remake of this classic with his awe-inspiring vision.

I'm looking forward to hearing more news about this film and how different it will be from previous adaptations.

Your thoughts?

Link - Comments - john@themovieblog.com (John Campea) - Thu, 03 Jan 2008 09:37:57 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: alfie
well i want to thank del toro for bringing The Orphanage to the worlds attention. I just saw it last night and it is fucking amazing. Unbearably tense and left me bawling my eyes out. A great great film......
User comment: By: miles
thoughts: fuck frankenstine. tell a story that hasn't been told before.
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