20th Century Fox have joined the Frankenstein bandwagon and are set to adapt Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. Variety break the news that Max Landis [Chronicle] will pen the screenplay. We don't know much about Fox's take on the adaption but Paul Greengrass, Ron Howard and David Yates are all said to have expressed an interest in the helming the project. Hit the jump for the details.
In addition, Guillermo del Toro's has a desire to reimagine the novel, a recent stage version directed by Danny Boyle just ran and Timur Bekmambetov is helming a prequel based on Peter Ackroyd's novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. Dean Koontz's contemporary take on the tale is gearing for adaptation with Frankenstein: Prodigal Son. Lakeshore is also in the mix aiming for an original, film noir slant on the monster with their screen version of the comic book I, Frankenstein and finally EOF has penned the best un-produced screenplay we have read Mary Shelley: Burden which is gathering all sorts of heat but nobody has yet bitten. Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was the last time the famous monster graced the big screen. The film was a disappointment domestically but did far better overseas despite being quite an amazing script by Frank Darabont.