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Guillermo del Toro Would Love to Remake 'Frankenstein' at Universal

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July 17, 2014
Source: Collider

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Just earlier today, Guillermo del Toro opened up a bit about the haunted house and ghosts in his forthcoming horror film Crimson Peak. And it sounds like he's keen on tackling something more familiar to horror audiences. Collider chatted with del Toro for a little chat, and this was before yesterday's news about Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan rebooting a bunch of the classic movie monsters at Universal Pictures, crafting them in a cohesive interconnected universe. The discussion turned to Frankenstein, and del Toro commented, "It's like the dream project so I'm a little, you know, I'm a chicken shit, you know?" Read on!

In fact, Donna Langley, the head honcho at Universal right now has already approached him about directing the film. But del Toro is so passionate, that he doesn't want to be hasty about it, "If I do Frankenstein, I literally would stop everything, and I’m going to a sabbatical of three years, just to write that. It's not something that’s gonna just flow, like second nature. It's my favorite book in history." It would be worth it for del Toro to craft the best Frankenstein movie. We don't know if it'll happen, but del Toro says, "I would love to do that. Hopefully one day it coincides that Donna wants to do it and I am not a chicken shit."

But Frankenstein isn't the only Universal movie monster that del Toro fancies. In fact, the director already has an idea of what he would like to see from a new Creature from the Black Lagoon. He says, "I think that it's a great universe to develop. I personally think that they should all be period movies. I would love to see Creature from the Black Lagoon in Victorian England with the Victorian exploration, with a balloon and steam riverboats." That does sounds like a pretty great setting for a remake of that film. Maybe del Toro can help out Universal as a consultant. He's really the best man for the job. Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Yes Please!
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Yeah....let's just add that to the list of hundreds of things del Toro wants to do but is never going too happen.
  • Xerxexx
    Hellboy 3.
  • SkyNet300
    What a great choice if he decides to do it. Hope Hellboy 3 never gets made......part 2 was atrocious.
    • Stephen Ritchie
      Well your in luck, del Toro has said recently Hellboy 3 is looking very unlikely due to the studio not looking like they want it. Am personally not a fan of Hellboy 2 also. Enjoyed the first film but the second yeah was kinda a mess down to the ending. Maybe if they hand off the sequel to another director or do some kinda reboot who knows.
  • Dustin Asher
    "Frankenstein isn't the only Universal movie monster that del Toro fancies" - Do you mean "Frankenstein's monster isn't the only Universal movie monster"?
  • cobrazombie
    Anything Alex Kurtzman touches turns to shit. Leave these classics to those with actual talent.
  • Astroboy3000
    Christopher Heyerdahl who plays 'The Swede' in "Hell On Wheels" would be a perfect Frankenstein's monster. I am a huge fan of all the classic Universal Monsters and if done properly with all of them in a connected universe it could become something great. The problem is we've seen so many horrible versions of these iconic characters and most re-boots are dreadful, they're already facing an uphill battle.

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