Frankenstein is an upcoming monster horror film, a remake of 1931 film Frankenstein. It will be fourth in a series of planned reboots by Universal Studios, collectively known as Universal Horror Revival.
Guillermo del Toro, who is directing both the remakes of The Invisible Man and Bram Stoker's Dracula, was originally attached to direct the remake, but denied claims and it was revealed that Tim Burton would be directing the film. Frequent Burton collaborators Michael Keaton and Johnny Depp were cast in the two main roles. Filming is expected to begin in August 2011, with the film released sometime in 2013.
Two scientists, wanting to create a monster to cheer their respective depressed wives up, flee to a Chicago suburb and set up a laboratory there.