Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will soon be getting the Guillermo del Toro treatment, and it appears someone else has joined the ranked of the already star-studded cast. Reports began earlier this year stating that the likes of Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield, and Mia Goth were in talks to lead del Toro’s adaptation of the 1818 novel. Now, at an anniversary screening of Pacific Rim hosted by Collider — who first broke this news, the director revealed that aforementioned cast will also include Christoph Waltz.
Minimal information has been revealed about the Netflix production up to this point, which del Toro is also writing the screenplay for, and it’s unclear who will be portraying who. Waltz recently worked with the director on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, in which he starred as Count Volpe. During the Q&A, del Toro shared that filming is set to begin in February.
Renowned for his critically acclaimed work exploring dark stories, like Crimson Peak, and monstrous creatures, such as The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth — and seeing in del Toro’s own words that this project has been a desire of his to tackle for 50 years now — it’s a given that his take on this classic story will be a must-see.
Stay tuned for more news on Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein.