After the recent news that Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) was negotiating with Fox to direct a new version of Frankenstein, a new report states that it is now official. According to Variety, Paul Greengrass and David Yates were being considered, but Levy officially signed on today.

This version will be based on a script by Max Landis and is said to put a new twist on the Frankenstein story, as opposed to directly following the book. This is one of multiple Frankenstein projects in development, including Wake the Dead, I, Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Army, and This Dark Endeavor.

Fox is interested in being the first to release a new Frankenstein movie, so we should be hearing a lot more about this project over the next few months. This will be an interesting few years for Frankenstein fans if all of these movie and TV projects end up going into production.

Source: Variety