Javier Bardem confirms he’s discussed playing Frankenstein with Universal in their monster universe reboot. When it comes to the category of most enduring cinematic monsters, few outrank Frankenstein, as the lumbering makeshift zombie has been a staple of film since the medium began. While many are often quick to point out that the creature should technically be called Frankenstein’s monster – having been created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein in most versions – for better or worse, just plain Frankenstein is how most tend to refer to the character most closely associated with actor Boris Karloff.

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