We thought we were done with old school horror monsters in film after the failure of Joe Johnston’s Wolf Man. Instead of Universal, it looks like Sony wants to try their hand at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. According to Deadline, it will be a contemporary version of the classic to be produced by former Sony co-president Matt Tolmach.
Universal is typically known for its catalog of classic monster characters such as last year’s Wolf Man, Dracula, The Invisible Man, and of course Frankenstein. There have already been countless remakes of the Shelley property including one directed by Kenneth Branagh in 1994 that starred Robert De Niro. We’re not sure if you can beat that.
This new Frankenstein was pitched by Craig Fernandez who will also write the script. No details were given on what changes will be made to the story besides that fact that it will be contemporary.
We’re not at all excited for this. Wasn’t there a rumor not too long ago that Guillermo del Toro was involved in a remake of the property? That’s the only version of this story that we’d be interested in seeing.
What do you think of Sony making another Frankenstein movie? Are you willing to give it a chance?