Shawn Levy Confirmed to Direct FRANKENSTEIN for 20th Century Fox

     September 1, 2011

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Last week, we reported that director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) was in talks to helm 20th Century’s Fox new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Today, Variety confirms that Levy has gotten the gig and beaten out talented directors like Paul Greengrass and David Yates.  Levy’s film will work from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle) and will compete with the six other Frankenstein films currently in the works at other studios.  I hope that Levy’s adaptation is so full of slapstick and bad jokes that it inadvertently becomes a backdoor Frankenberry movie.

Hit the jump for a recap of the other Frankenstein flicks in development.

Here’s a brief rundown of the other Frankenstein movies in various stages of development.  Here’s hoping that at least one or two make it out before Levy’s and effectively kill this project.

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