Who doesn’t love a monster movie? Wait, you don’t? Then you’re a terrible person and should be fired… from a canon… into the sun! For the rest of us normal people, monster movies are entertaining and encompass everything from big Kaiju like Godzilla to the Universal Studios’ classics like Dracula and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. We all know about Univeral’s failed Dark Universe, which was originally supposed to start with Dracula: Untold and then rebooted with Tom Cruise in The Mummy and then scrapped completely. However, just because a cinematic universe failed doesn’t mean individual films featuring those classic monsters cant succeed. Flash to the present and The Invisible Man proves just that.
With the success of The Invisible Man, making over $60 million on a $7 million budget, light bulbs went off in the minds of execs across Hollywood and now famed horror Director James Wan is getting his shot at something that seems like a Frankenstein reboot. According to THR Wan will produce a movie that has a group of teens discovering a local man is creating a monster in his basement. Robbie Thompson, a common writer on the CW’s Supernatural, is set to write the script.
Most people consider 1994’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from Kenneth Branagh to be the best version of the classic tale. However, a fresh spin on the story could be very cool. Wan helped bring the Conjuring cinematic universe to life and is very adept at horror. I think this film could do well with the right director and cast. I’m not sure who I would choose to direct.
As for the cast, I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the kids from Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Locke & Key get a shot. They’re young enough to pull off being teenagers (some of them still are) and have good acting skills. Malina Weissman (Violet in A Series of Unfortunate Events) would make a perfect survivor girl given the genius actions she takes in her Netflix series.
What do you think about this possible Frankenstein reboot? Who would you choose to direct and cast? Let us know in the comments below!
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