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Frankenstein Movie Getting All-Star Cast At Netflix

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Big news has horror fans excited and buzzing over Guillermo del Toro’s future project at Netflix. According to Deadline, a new “Frankenstein” film has been green-lit by Netflix and already has some major stars rumored to be involved. The classic 1818 Mary Shelley novel has been adapted into multiple films and even started a trend with monster films. The novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a strange but brilliant scientist whose life is never the same after discovering a method of imparting life to inanimate matter. The Monster is thus born: a hideous, eight-foot-tall creature of muscle, speed, and intellect.
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Everything we know about Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein

Del Toro recently won an Oscar for his stop motion film Pinocchio, and already, he’s working on his next project, whose director is reportedly in conversation with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, and Mia Goth to hold lead roles. Goth is a certified scream queen, having been in multiple horror movies such as “X,” “Pearl,” and “Suspiria” 2018. With a story that’s been enjoyed and adapted for centuries, it has proven to be flexible and able to fit into multiple themes and eras. Del Toro has proven his ability to bring dark adult themes to fairy tales and the gothic atmosphere to life with “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Crimson Peak.” He’s proved his attention to showing sensitivity to characters seen as monsters with “The Shape of Water.” With this information, we can assume del Toro’s “Frankenstein” would be an excellent project for the coming years. He will be able to combine the sublime and horror into a masterpiece.Before diving into the adaptations, here’s some interesting information about the source material!

What are the five themes of Frankenstein?

There are arguably many themes in Frankenstein, as one person might read the book differently from the next. Still, the main themes seem to be life, death, man versus nature, sublime nature, isolation, and dangerous knowledge.

Is the story of Frankenstein real?

The novel’s main character, Victor Frankenstein, a fictitious doctor (credited as one of the first “mad scientists”), was based on real-life researchers and their experiments.

What is the deeper meaning of Frankenstein?

The central meaning of Frankenstein and its message is the danger in pursuing knowledge and advancing science and technology. The novel shows Frankenstein trying to push the limits of science by messing with life and death, which leads to the creation of a monster. The book further emphasizes that not all science produces progress and that monsters are made rather than born.

What is the story behind Frankenstein?

The story behind the creation of the novel is quite an interesting one. In 1816, Mary, Percy, and Lord Byron competed to see who could write the best horror story. After imagining a scientist horrified by his creation, Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein.

Some fascinating quotes from Frankenstein:

“The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.” ― Mary Shelley

“The world was to me a secret which I desired to devine.” ― Mary Shelley

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” ― Mary Shelley

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” ― Mary Shelley

“I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” ― Mary Shelley

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!” ― Mary Shelley

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” ― Mary Shelley

“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...” ― Mary Shelley

“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.” ― Mary Shelley

“There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other.” ― Mary Shelley

“How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!” ― Mary Shelley

“When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness?” ― Mary Shelley

“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.” ― Mary Shelley

“I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.” ― Mary Shelley

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