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Guillermo Del Toro Reveals Actor for "Frankenstein"

Posted: June 30th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) is currently in pre-production on "The Hobbit" films, but is still thinking about projects that he would love to tackle afterwards. One of these projects is a Frankenstein film.

STYD caught up with Del Toro, who revealed that he already knows which actor he wants to play the title role. "For the monster I would love to have Doug Jones," he revealed. Jones previously done creature performance for such characters as Abe Sapien in "Hellboy," Silver Surfer in "Fantastic Four 2" and Pan in "Pan's Labyrinth."

The site suggested Ron Perlman for the role, but Del Toro quickly rejected the idea. "I think he can do a fantastic job," said the director. "Ron looks seven feet tall in 'Hellboy,' but he's not. I think we could do that with Doug, but I would love to do it with him. The only vision of the Frankenstein monster I've ever latched onto is Berni Wrightson's. He's lanky and long and it's gorgeous in a tragic way. Doug has all of those qualities."

Regarding how long it will take before we see the monster on the big screen... "I think it's going to have to be developed very carefully over the next four years," he chuckles. "Look, I would never attempt to recreate the Whale Frankenstein, but I do think there is an alternate story that could be told about the Frankenstein mythos. It's more like a fairy tale, a strange, weird fairy tale."

Asked who his ideal Victor Frankenstein would be, Del Toro simply smiled and said, "I won't say anything 'cause then you would know what I'm doing."

Source: STYD


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