And the first Frankenstein reboot stitched together will be...

There's been a mad dash in Hollywood to be the first to release a new Frankenstein movie, with around six different projects (that we know of) based on the ever-popular Mary Shelley character in various stages of development. One project seems to be at the head of the pack now, linked to Night at the Museum and Date Night director Shawn Levy.

While the ink on the deal is still wet and some details need to be worked out, Levy is confirmed to be committed to the project. The as-yet-untitled film will be written by Max Landis, the son of famed director John Landis. This version of the classic will apparently be more of a science-fictional take and will focus on themes of friendship and redemption.

Levy's latest, Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, will be out this October and centers on the relationship between a man and a rather monstrous fighting robot. That film may give us a hint at the tone and style of this take on Frankenstein.

(Via Variety)

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