Guillermo del Toro, the man who brought you monster movie hits like Hellboy and its sequel, is starting work on another big movie, Frankenstein. Although he is still working on The Hobbit which will be out in 2011 and The Hobbit 2 in 2012, they are starting to do tests for the movie since they have the luxury of time on their side. Doug Jones, del Toro’s go-to-guy says although it is not official, he will probably play the monster lead.
“Guillermo did say to the press that he’s already cast me as his monster, but we’ve yet to talk about it. But in his mind, if that’s what he’s decided, then it’s done.”
Jones continues in his interview with SciFiWire to give details of the movie and the monster itself. He says del Toro’s Frankenstein will be more of a skinny, skeletal, stringy muscled version of the monster. Of the director’s passion for the movie and the story behind it, Jones says:
“This is his dream. [Del Toro] was inspired by Frankenstein when he was a kid. It was the monster that made him want to make monsters. So because of that it’s been [a] lifelong [dream], and he wants to be perfect with him.”
As of right now, the buzz is that the movie won’t come out until 2012, after The Hobbit 2 is released but with them already starting make-up tests in a couple weeks maybe we’ll be able to see Jones in full Frankenstein mode before then.
What do you think of Jones as the Frankenstein monster?