Hellboy and The Shape of Water writer-director Guillermo del Toro would love to make a movie trilogy based on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
He revealed this pitch during a Comic-Con@Home panel for Antlers with director Scott Cooper, saying: “I’ve always envisioned [Frankenstein] as a two to three-part story. Because, in order to encompass the book, you have to change points of view. It’s a complex exercise.”
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Whether or not he ever gets the chance to make a Frankenstein trilogy is up in the air. But that said, Del Toro is busy with Nightmare Alley with Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Holt McCallany, and Mary Steenburgen.
The film is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s novel with a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan. It centers on c corrupt con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money.