Cancelled Movies. Wiki
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In 2014, del Toro mentioned that an adaptation of Frankenstein was one of his dream projects, and that Donna Langley from Universal Pictures had approached him to direct. While no official plans ever became clear, he stated that if he ever got around to do it, he would want to focus on the film exclusively while making it. If made, he says it will not be a direct adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, but an adventure story that involves the monster. In July 2020, in an interview promoting the film Antlers, he stated that if he had the funding, he would make an adaptation of Frankenstein that would span two to three films due to the book's complexity and changing points of view. In October 2020, Doug Jones stated in an interview that he and del Toro shot makeup tests for the monster and that he described del Toro's interpretation as "hauntingly beautiful". Jones stated that the monster's design was based on Bernie Wrightson's art, sighting del Toro as a big fan of Wrightson. Jones also commented that the main reason the project was shelved was due to Universal's future plans for their Dark Universe franchise. In 2023, the project was revived by Netflix, who del Toro had signed multi-year deal with to produce projects. Following the win of his Pinocchio film at the 95th Academy Awards for best animated feature, Variety revealed that he is set to write and direct the feature with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth in early talks for potential roles.

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