'Frankenstein' Remake Gets Director Shawn Levy

The 'Real Steel' director has signed on to direct a fast-tracked remake for 20th Century Fox.
Shawn Levy set to direct Fox's Frankenstein
Shawn Levy set to direct Fox's Frankenstein
20th Century Fox has chosen Real Steel director, Shawn Levy to fast-track a remake of Frankenstein in a race to beat at least a half-dozen other projects based on the classic monster tale.

Max Landis's Frankenstein has been described as a sci-fi spin on the traditional Mary Shelley story, focusing on themes of friendship and redemption.

Other Frankenstein projects around Hollywood that involve the classic monster include Haley Joel Osment, set to star in Wake the Dead, a modern-day horror take based on Steven Niles' graphic novels, which appeared to put the Jay Russell-directed project at Slasher Films out front. There is also an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein" from Ghost House Pictures, and a contemporary take from Columbia Pictures and Matthew Tolmach.

The original followed Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), an ardent young scientist, and his devoted assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye), a hunchback, piece together a human body, the parts of which have been secretly collected from various sources. Frankenstein's consuming desire is to create human life through various electrical devices which he has perfected.

No production date has been set but Fox to wants to make haste in its production due to all the other projects surrounding Frankenstein in Hollywood.

Real Steel was released October 7th, 2011 and stars Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn, Marco Ruggeri. The film is directed by Shawn Levy.

Frankenstein was released in 2013.



Sources: Variety

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  1. Marveldude12

    Frankenstein is from Universal Pictures not from 20th Century Fox

    3 years agoby @marveldude12Flag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @slysnide -- Now that's something that'll be special - he'll even put his signature/twist on it that's bound to be awesome.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Jay.A.Ottley

    This can only end in disaster... I'm with @moviemaniac66 , @cripple & @moviegeek

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  4. MovieManiac

    No interest at all. I'll just wait for Guillermo Del Toro's version instead.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  5. moviegeek

    Yuck. No interest. @cripple agree

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    What... the f*ck.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Salem6777

    this movie is f*cked!

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    From comedy to action to dark tales.....

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. slysnide

    @cripple: I was about to type that, fearing they'd chosen a new director. Good thing they haven't. But they should can this project.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  10. Cripple

    The only Frankenstein project I am interested in seeing is Del Toro's.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  11. The Boondock Saint

    I usually have SOME interest in the majority of these hollywood remakes, but this one I have not one hint of interest in.

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  12. The_Crow2k

    First John Moore with Die Hard, now this....?

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  13. Zak Lee Ferguson

    NATM-Date Night-RS all have a differential style, who said Mr. L always wanted to direct a comedy- maybe he has found his footing in hollywood- i for one love the idea- hes thebee's knees i must add- in a way- he is on a short hand of being a populist like PAUL wide shot ANDERSON!

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag