Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch to star in new Guillermo del Toro Frankenstein movie?


After the success of movie Pacific Rim its director, Guillermo del Toro has set his sights on making a new Frankenstein film, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the star!

According to the Daily Telegraph the famous director has revealed that is a dream of his to recreate the classic Mary Shelley novel with the Sherlock star involved.

This is not a new idea as the director has actually been working on the project for some years and was even reported to be carrying out test shots with Pan’s Labyrinth star Doug Jones in the role as the monster before having to shelve the film several times due to other commitments back in 2009.

If it is pulled off, this will not be Cumberbatch’s first encounter with the infamous tale of science and horror – he portrayed both the monster and Dr Victor Frankenstein in Danny Boyle’s stage adaptation opposite Johnny Lee Miller back in 2011.


However, a pipe dream may still be all it is destined to be with del Toro’s jam-packed schedule not leaving much room for a project so huge anytime in the near future.

His next project, Justice League Dark based on the comic series, is in the scripting stages and will see several popular DC characters including Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing and Constantine bought together for the very first time.


Discussing the new film, which is set to rival box office smash Man of Steel, del Toro recently commented to MTV: “I think that the great thing about the Dark Universe is that you have this possibility of basically creating this supernatural group, and you can play with different worlds, but I would love to see the DC Universe become as cohesive as the Marvel Universe,

“So if there is any correlation I will honour it.”