FRANKENSTEIN is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
Frankenstein Release Date
In Theaters December 31, 2069
Starring:Carrie-Anne Moss, Xavier Samuel, and Danny Huston
Written By:Bernard Rose
Directed By:Bernard Rose
Produced By:Christian Angermayer, Gabriela Bacher, Klemens Hallmann, Heidi Jo Markel, and Jennifer Holliday Morrison
The earliest seeds of this shared monster universe have been laid. Let's take a moment to run through everything that we know about the creatures at the forefront of the movement -- and the creators who will attempt to bring them back from the cinematic dead.
May 29, 2017
The Dark Universe: What We Know About Universal's Monster Franchise
While the Universal monsters may not be quite as popular as they were in decades past, the new franchise has been grabbing a lot of big Hollywood names to add gravitas, including this big star to possibly play Frankenstein.
Jul 11, 2016
Universal's Monster Franchise May Have Found Its Frankenstein
Candyman helmer Bernard Rose is the latest filmmaker wanting to take a crack at bringing Frankenstein back to the big screen, but do audiences want to see a modern updating of this classic monster movie?
Sep 25, 2014
Wait, We're Getting ANOTHER New Frankenstein Movie?
Universal is ready to make a hard push with their lineup of classic monsters - Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy - and are planning a series of films that will all be linked together within a cohesive world. Shepherding this experiment will be Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman, which isn't a big surprise if you know the two writer's backgrounds.
Jul 16, 2014
The Universal Monsters Are Getting Their Own Cinematic Universe
Presumably, this is basically Medical School Frankenstein, with only lip service paid to the fact that the doctor will end up creating a monstrosity. While this is a departure from what we know about the classic tale, it is more in line with the Mary Shelly book, which detailed the moral, ethical and philosophical struggles of the doctor.
Jun 19, 2014
Fox's Frankenstein Prequel Has A New Title And Synopsis
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
Mar 20, 2014
The Wolverine Sequel, Fantastic Four 2, And A Mystery Marvel Project Get Release Dates At Fox
The one newcomer this weekend, I, Frankenstein, couldn't generate enough electricity to bring a Frankenstein monster to life, much less draw in audiences. The bizarre action/horror entry crashed in at sixth place with just $8 million against its $65 million production budget.
Jan 26, 2014
Weekend Box Office: I Frankenstein Falls To Pieces, Ride Along Cruises To Repeat Top Spot
20th Century Fox has some big stuff on their upcoming slate, from a new David Fincher film to the story of the Bible, and today they've announced a crop of new release dates for some of their projects.The studio has not only officially dated both Gone Girl and the feature film version of the miniseries The Bible, but has also shifted around both the animated Book of Life and and the James McAvoy/Daniel Radcliffe-starring adaptation of Frankenstein.
Oct 15, 2013
David Fincher's Gone Girl, Frankenstein, And More Get New Release Dates
Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Branson nee Crawley) will join forces with X-Men: First Class’s James McAvoy (Professor Charles Xavier) and Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe (The Boy Who Lived) for a Frankenstein reboot that is sure attract the attention of fanboys and fangirls from all over. Come for the stars; stay for the WTF-factor.
Sep 12, 2013
Downton Abbey Star Joins James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe For Frankestein Feature
You know how there are all these rumors about how Tom Cruise hires co-stars who are willing to slouch or who are also vertically challenged so he doesn't look so short onscreen? Those are the kind of crazy lengths you have to go to when you're a very small A-lister, but James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe have come up on a much easier solution-- find short actors you like, team up, look totally tall in comparison to each other onscreen
Jul 25, 2013
James McAvoy Is The Doctor To Daniel Radcliffe's Igor In New Frankenstein Movie
Director Guillermo del Toro seems to be very excited by the prospect of working with Benedict Cumberbatch. As we reported back in April, the two men are set to collaborate on the gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, which will be the filmmaker's next project, but apparently that just isn't enough for del Toro. Not only does he want Cumberbatch for his ghost story, he wants him to play the lead in his version of Frankenstein.
Jul 08, 2013
Guillermo del Toro Wants Benedict Cumberbatch For His Frankenstein Adaptation
When it was announced earlier this month that 20th Century Fox had officially announced a release date for their upcoming version of Frankenstein, it was a clue that the production is finally ready focus on putting all of its pieces together in order to get ready for cameras to start rolling.
Jun 24, 2013
Daniel Radcliffe Could Be Joined By Toby Kebbell Or Jack Huston In New Frankenstein Adaptation
Prepare thyselves, for Hollywood is doing some major moving and shaking today with its release calendar. Not only has 20th Century Fox announced new dates for four of their upcoming features, we also have learned when you'll be able to see one of the most talked about films of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Jun 11, 2013
The Counselor, Alvin And The Chipmunks 4, And More Get New Release Dates
Last fall, there was talk of Daniel Radcliffe eying a role in Paul McGuigan's revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein. Months later, word is, the Harry Potter star is in final negotiations for the Fox film. Assuming everything goes as reportedly planned, this would add to the actor's growing list of darker projects, and also feature adaptations of popular novels.
Feb 28, 2013
Daniel Radcliffe In Talks To Play Igor In Paul McGuigan's Frankenstein Film
It's a good week for monster movies, with Tim Burton's Frankenweenie reviving a lot of the screen's classic spooks, and Universal celebrating its roster of creatures with a centennial celebration in Los Angeles, a monthlong retrospective called Monstrous Centennial: Universal's Legacy of Horror
Oct 04, 2012
Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein Back On Track At Universal
Since the last of the feature adaptations of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series wrapped up, we've seen Daniel Radcliffe head into darker territory with his starring role in The Woman in Black. And among his upcoming projects, he'll star in the feature adaptation of Joe Hill's novel Horns. There may be a pattern developing her involving dark roles and book adaptations because it's being reported that Radcliffe has his eye on a starring role in an adaptation of Frankenstein.
Sep 28, 2012
Daniel Radcliffe Eying A Starring Role In Frankenstein
Last fall, this last project looked to be on its way to production with Night at the Museum helmer Shawn Levy set to direct. However, Now Levy's off the project and Paul McGuigan, who has directed four of six episodes of the acclaimed mini-series Sherlock, has entered into final talks to helm.
With series 2 of Sherlock airing now on BBC America, and anticipation for Star Trek 2 ramping up every day, Benedict Cumberbatch is about as big a rising star as they come. And while Hollywood keeps calling him and keeping away from the theaters where he started making his name
May 08, 2012
See Benedict Cumberbatch As Frankenstein In Your Movie Theater This June
Frankenstein fans will appreciate the extensive amount of research Landis has done into the character. His remarks about watching all the Universal and Hammer Studios incarnations of the character as well as reading the original Mary Shelley novel demonstrates a sincere passion… for winning an argument with a friend.
Sep 17, 2011
Max Landis Waxes Enthusiastic About His Frankenstein Script
Levy is able to take on the assignment because his planned remake of the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage has been put on hold for the time being. As we reported, the director is lobbying hard to cast Will Smith in the lead role of a scientist who is reduced to microscopic size and injected into the bloodstream of a diplomat. It’s unclear why Fox would balk at the idea of casting Smith in anything, let alone a sci-fi action thriller with Levy, a proven talent, at the helm.
Shawn Levy's commitment to Fox's remake for Fantastic Voyage has been on the rocks as of late. Last Thursday it was said that the director was thinking about bailing on the project unless the studio would greenlight his plan to cast Will Smith as the film's star. There hasn't been any update on the project since, but while Levy waits he's contemplating making a science-fiction film of another variety.
Aug 24, 2011
Shawn Levy May Tackle Frankenstein While Waiting For Fantastic Voyage
When you've got so many similar projects in development at the same time, it becomes a kind of an arms race when only one winner is possible-- it's very rare that we wind up with situations like the one between Universal and Relativity Media, as each works on their own Snow White story
Jun 22, 2011
Fox Sets Max Landis To Write Yet Another Frankenstein Movie
If you haven't yet heard that Frankenstein is the latest monster trend to crop up in Hollywood, don't worry-- none of these movies have actually gone into production yet. But if you also can't keep track of all the different Frankenstein movies in development out there, don't worry about that either
May 24, 2011
Pulitzer-Winning Playwright To Adapt The Sam Raimi-Produced Frankenstein Movie
There's no more information in the Deadline piece about exactly how he'll update Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel for a modern audience, but given that we've got a major lack of mad scientists in real life
Lately Hollywood has been obsessed with vampires and werewolves, churning out movies that have more to do with playing to the craze than being creative. What's the next monster to get cranked out of the machine? Try Frankenstein