After putting his own original twist on the story of Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro is now set to remake in his vision the classic tale of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Andrew Garfield had been locked in the cast as Frankenstein’s monster, but it looks like plans have changed.
Deadline reports that the postponements due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strikes has led to Garfield not being free to do the Frankenstein movie, and he has now been replaced by Saltburn and Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi.
Elordi will be joining a cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Lars Mikkelsen, Felix Kammerer, David Bradlet, and Christian Convery. The leads will be played by Mia Goth and Oscar Isaac—who will be playing the part of Doctor Victor Frankenstein.
We don’t know exactly how del Toro plans to make his version different, but we do know he has a penchant for that wet, sunken aesthetic in his films. Del Toro is also not subtle about his love for monsters and horror, so if we’re going to see a character that’s a mash of different body parts from dead bodies, I’m sure del Toro will have a unique take on the look.
What are the odds Elordi won’t even be recognizable in the film?
So far, the move doesn’t have a release date yet, but with productions back up after the strike, we should get an update for the movie soon. Maybe a first look around Halloween won’t be so bad?
No release date has been set for Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein, but we should expect it to hit Netflix soon. Meanwhile, you can check out del Toro’s take on Pinocchio now streaming.