Del Toro admitted that Doug Jones who also played in his ”Pan’s Labyrinth” and ”Hellboy” (I,II) would be his ideal choice to play Victor Frankenstein’s monster.
He said: “For the monster I would love to have Doug Jones. I think he can do a fantastic job.”
Del Toro noted that the makeup and camera trickery he used on actor Ron Perlman in ”Hellboy” and ”Hellboy II: The Golden Army” could be replicated on Jones for ”Frankenstein.”
“Ron looks seven feet tall in Hellboy, but he’s not. I think we could do that with Doug, I would love to do it with him,” he said.
Del Toro’s favourite interpretation of the monster was from comic artist Berni Wrightson, saying: “He’s lanky and long and it’s gorgeous in a tragic way. Doug has all of those qualities.”