For those of you who haven't started high school yet, you've got a lot to look forward to. Trust me.
"Frankenstein" was one of those books that some readers dreaded to read because we thought we knew the whole story through films. The book, in this case, is way better than the films. The book was not about a "monster creation" as the movies depicted, it was about the struggle the creature had with his identity and how he feels isolated after society rejects him.
This classic tale came from the mind of author Mary Shelley in 1818, and she has been relatively overshadowed by her literary masterpiece. Most of cinema or television has been so heavily focused on the novel that some audiences have forgotten the mastermind behind this creation.
While another film about "Frankenstein" is being made for 2015, it will be focusing on Victor Frankenstein and his assistant Igor. Again, it will be retelling the tale of the monster and the creator, which is all well and good until a more interesting project comes to challenge it.
Deadline reports that Sophie Turner (most notable for her role as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones") will be portraying Mary Shelley in the film "Mary Shelley's Monster". While the title indicates that the film will focus a bit on the novel, most reports have been indicating that Mary Shelley will be the lead character and the story will follow her life as a young adult.
The producer of the film, Rose Ganguzza, promises, "the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way."
Sophie Turner is one of those actresses that didn't have a very interesting character early in a series, but is now developing the character in interesting ways.
Turner certainly has the ability to portray strong but beautiful female characters, she just needs to be the focus rather than "Game of Thrones female protagonist #6".
This movie is still in early stages of production, so it may be a while before we know the rest of the cast or a release date.
I will say, a story about the life of a young Mary Shelley portrayed by Sophie Turner sounds fairly promising. Or that's just me being a huge "Frankenstein" and "Game of Thrones" fan.
On a side note, Frankenstein's monster would make a very interesting "Game of Thrones" character. He'd be a pretty awesome asset to the Faceless Men of Braavos.
By: Matthew Romeo
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