Shawn Levy, Like Many Others, Is Directing a New Frankenstein Movie
Shawn Levy, who is best known for directing comedies such as Night At the Museum and Date Night, will be taking on one of the most well-known classic science fiction/horror stories of all time, Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein, beating out other heavyweight directors like Paul Greengrass and David Yates. Though he’d better hurry up on that, because there are about 34 (or 6) other Frankenstein projects planned right now.
Levy’s Frankenstein movie, which is said to place an emphasis on “themes of friendship and redemption,” will be written by Max Landis (son of John Landis) and released by Fox. It is also, according to Variety, “a sci-fi take” on the 1818 story, which makes you wonder if they read the story because it was actually already sci-fi. That aside, this won’t really be the first time Levy has taken on the science fiction genre, if you count his upcoming boxing robot movie Real Steel (which stars Hugh Jackman). Which, if you consider the whole element of humans giving a man-made creation superhuman abilities, might make him a very good choice to direct Frankenstein.
But Levy has a lot of competition, because Hollywood is hell-bent on making Frankenstein-style monsters the next zombies and vampires. There are no fewer than six Frankenstein movies in the works right now:
So, there’s all that Frankenstein happening. And not one of them mentioned a musical number. Pity.
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