News - Javier Bardem Being Considered for 'Frankenstein' reboot.
It's just been announced that Universal Studios is considering Javier Bardem for the role of Frankenstein's monster. If this goes through I think it could be the most inspired casting decision thus far in Universal's monster-verse. I feel like Bardem could convey the monster's demeanor perfectly. His phenomenal performance as Anton Chigurh shows how well he can act and be imposing without speaking much. His role in 'Skyfall' is convincingly monstrous but also misunderstood, though he's still quite the villain in that.
Anybody can look up his body of work and understand why this actor would be a great choice to portray Frankenstein's monster. I can honestly say that I'm considerably more optimistic about this monster-verse venture that Universal is taking. I guess we will have to see how 'The Mummy' fares next summer before really understanding the vision, but with the talents they're putting in front of the camera, color me intrigued.
Written by Rhys Paine on 7/12/16