Guillermo del Toro Shares Icily Beautiful Image From his Upcoming “Frankenstein”
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of filmmaker and subject matter than Guillermo del Toro and Frankenstein. The illustrious, industrious filmmaker behind some of the very best creature features of the century, including his Oscar-winning masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth and his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, was born to bring Frankenstein’s monster back to the big screen. Now, Del Toro has shared an image from a scouting mission for his upcoming film, which is based on a script he wrote and inspired, of course, from Mary Shelley’s iconic book.
Del Toro took to Twitter to share an image of him standing in a barren, beautiful, and very frozen location around Toronto, Canada, where Frankenstein is expected to be primarily shot. The image recalls the Arctic setting in Shelley’s novel, which foreshadowed the dangerous and uncontrollable nature of Victor Frankenstein’s experiment and the harsh conditions Shelley herself experienced after the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia turned 1816 into a brutally dark, cold year, known as “The Year Without Summer.” Production is set to begin next month, with Del Toro once again working with Netflix.
Scouting. Cold. pic.twitter.com/5gbUUkOoYd
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 31, 2024
The cast for Frankenstein includes Oscar Isaac, rising star Jacob Elordi, Christoph Waltz, Mia Goth, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley, Christian Convery, and Felix Kammerer. Del Toro is said to be sticking close to the themes of Shelley’s classic story, and given his skill and experience with world-building, creating compelling, compassionate, and oft-misunderstood creatures, and the immense passion he brings to filmmaking, Frankenstein is going to be one fo 2025’s most eagerly awaited films.
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Featured image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 09: Guillermo del Toro attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations – Career Retrospective: Guillermo del Toro at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center on December 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)