Lucky Number Slevin and Push director Paul McGuigan is in final talks with Twentieth Century Fox and Davis Entertainment to take on Frankenstein. He will direct the film from a script written by Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis. Real Steel director Shawn Levy was attached to direct the movie at one point, but apparently he had to drop out, which is fine. I didn't think he had it in him to make an awesome Frankenstein film anyway.
This is one of several Frankenstein projects in development right now. This one is described as being “a sci-fi take on the traditional Mary Shelley story, focusing on themes of friendship and redemption.” This is basically what the book is, isn't it? Landis previously revealed a few more details on the story saying that the movie will be a period piece told from the perspective of the character Igor, and all the interesting misconceptions surrounding the mythology of this story and character. The movie will also explore where Igor came from, and if Victor Frankenstein was actually a doctor or a drop out.
I'm curious to see how this movie turns out, but I'm even more curious to know when Guillermo del Toro will finally make his Frankenstein film! That's the one I'm waiting for!