Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein film: Netflix movie cast, plot details, more

Eleni Thomas
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Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro has begun development for his new Netflix project, Frankenstein, so here is everything we know about the new film ahead of its release.

Hot off the back of winning an Oscar for the stop-motion animated movie Pinocchio, beloved director Guillermo del Toro is reportedly in the early stages of his next big project, with the director planning to reimagine one of the most iconic stories of all time in Frankenstein.

When it comes to creating slightly out of the box and unique films, director Guillermo del Toro is one of the most well known and popular director’s around. After finding major success with projects such as The Shape of Water, Netflix decided to offer the director a multi-picture deal. 

While not much is known about the film at the time of writing, early casting details as well as what the plot of the film is aiming to include have all been revealed. Without further ado, here is everything we know so far about Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein movie.


Frankenstein plot details: What will the movie be about?

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Del Toro has been working on developing an adaptation of Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, for multiple years. This new film is part of the director’s multi-picture deal with streaming service Netflix. 

However, according to Variety, the project is still in very early stages of development and it is unclear whether or not it will be a faithful adaptation of the original text or will be more loosely inspired by the narrative.

Casting updates for Frankenstein: Who will be in the film?

While the film is still in the early stages of development, the main cast of del Toro’s Frankenstein has already been confirmed. Oscar Isaac is set to take on the role of the titular Dr. Frankenstein, with Jacob Elordi now set to play the monster.

However, prior to Elordi’s casting, Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield was set to take on the role of the monster. However, Garfield recently decided to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.

As well as these two big names, Mia Goth has also been cast for del Toro’s Frankenstein film.

Frankenstein release: Where will the movie be available?

While it is unclear whether or not Frankenstein will be getting a theatrical release, we do know that del Toro will be collaborating with Netflix on the project and that it will be releasing on the streaming service.

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