Paul McGuigan in Talks for Fox’s Frankenstein


20th Century Fox appears to have found a director for its upcoming, still-untitled Frankenstein project. Variety reports that Push and Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan is in talks to helm.

The film, scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle) adapts Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.

“I began to pick apart our knowledge of ‘Frankenstein’ and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places,” Landis told last year. “…I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, it’s a period piece and yes, it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool. It’s the best thing I’ve written.”

Shawn Levy had previously expressed interest in directing the project, but it appears that previous commitments will prevent him from doing so.