Benedict Cumberbatch In del Toro’s “Frankenstein”?

July 7, 2013

Guillermo del Toro has been very determined to make a new film version of Frankenstein for a few years now.

He admitted to The Daily Telegraph that he would like to direct Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch in a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.

In 2009 Guillermo del Toro was reportedly doing test shoots with Pan’s Labyrinth star Doug Jones in the role of the monster, but nothing ever materialized.

Cumberbatch has previously played both the monster and Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Danny Boyle’s stage version of the story, alongside Jonny Lee Miller. Would you rather he play Victor or The Monster in the film?

I love Frankenstein. The 1931 version starring Boris Karloff and the sequel The Bride of Frankenstein are two of my favorite films. In 80 years, I haven’t seen a version that I like better than those two adaptations. I’ve been patiently waiting for a modern Frankenstein film to kick some ass, and I have some faith in Guillermo. That is, if his version ever gets off the ground.

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