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Guillermo del Toro Eyes Moon Knight Star Oscar Isaac For ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Project After Massive Success With Netflix’s Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro Eyes Moon Knight Star Oscar Isaac For ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Project After Massive Success With Netflix’s Pinocchio

After his exceedingly successful run at Netflix this year with back-to-back projects, Pinocchio and Cabinet of Curiosities, Guillermo del Toro looks forward to yet another run at the streamer with a horror fantasy film. The working title of the project, at this point, has not yet been revealed but the project is said to be an adaptation of Frankenstein, which corroborates the director’s claims of working on a “monster movie”. 

Guillermo del Toro - Pinocchio (2022)
Guillermo del Toro

Also read: “Everything happens when it needs to”: Guillermo del Toro On How His Pinocchio Took 14 Years To Make

Considering his reputation for delivering a continuous stream of successful projects, the Netflix contract seems to be paying off increasingly well. In the latest news regarding del Toro’s film, it has now been rumored that a major Hollywood A-lister and Marvel star is on the Oscar-winning director’s radar as his preferred lead for the monster film.

Guillermo del Toro’s Fascination With Dr. Frankenstein

Guillermo del Toro has long harbored a fascination with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and has been constantly trying to get a live-action project off the ground since 2008. He already had a skeletal blueprint for his film and claimed it to be an inspired storytelling about the creature rather than an origin story in itself. In 2008, he stated,

“I’m not doing ‘Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.’ I’m doing an adventure story that involves the creature… The fact is I’ve been dreaming of doing a ‘Frankenstein’ movie since I was a child.” 

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro

Also read: Guillermo del Toro To Make Dark Frankenstein Trilogy

However, those plans fell through for unforeseen reasons and the audience never got to witness the ingenious director putting his spin on the late literary genius’s creation. With the contractual agreement that puts del Toro in a beneficial relationship with Netflix (and subsequently the audience), the director now has the freedom to go for that long-coveted project and fulfill the dream that has evaded him since his advent in the film and television industry.

Guillermo del Toro & Netflix Set Their Sights on Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac has catapulted to stratospheric levels as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors at present. Having freshly come off of the relative success of Dune and Moon Knight, the actor is now the prime subject of Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy. The Shape of Water director has been inching closer to getting a Dr. Frankenstein project off the ground and rumors have been circling around Oscar Isaac being the director’s first preference for the role of the titular character.

Oscar Isaac in Scenes From a Marriage
Oscar Isaac in Scenes From a Marriage

Also read: “Most creatively fulfilling”: Oscar Isaac Reveals Moon Knight to Be One of His Most Favorite Roles to Date

While speaking to the Variety Awards podcast, del Toro claimed:

“Well, I’m working on a monster movie; I cannot say the title because it may change, and I could end up making something else. But right now, I’m writing and designing. And we have for the last couple of years. Hopefully, it’ll be next, but anything can happen.”

Currently, Oscar Isaac has reportedly been “in talks” with Netflix about his role in the film, although nothing has been confirmed from the director or the actor regarding the matter yet.

Source: What’s On Netflix

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.