Sony looking to update “Frankenstein”

Joshua Brunsting

December 2nd, 2010

With Guillermo Del Toro’s take on the legendary Mary Shelley story, Frankenstein, seemingly somewhere lost in a weird stage of either production hell or just suffering from a bad case of “director-with-too-much-on-his-plate” syndrome (personally, I’d have to think it’s the latter), it looks like Sony is more than happy to fill that void.

Deadline is reporting that Sony has nabbed up the rights to a new pitch from Craig Fernandez that sees the story of Frankenstein getting a modern retelling. Fernandez will stay on to pen the film’s screenplay, and with a masterful piece of writing that is his script for the upcoming Will Ferrell film, EVERYTHING MUST GO, there is definitely some interesting talent behind this project.

This isn’t Fernandez’s first time reimagining a classic story, as the writer also has THE COURAGEOUS, a screenplay that takes a futuristic look at Captains Courageous, so this isn’t a rare occurrence for the up-and-coming writer. Personally, I don’t necessarily think that the story needs an update; honestly, I think it still works absolutely perfect within its original time period. However, if done well, this does sound like it could be a relatively interesting project.

What do you think?

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