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Guillermo del Toro Flies to UK Tonight After Wrapping FRANKENSTEIN’s Toronto Shoot

Guillermo del Toro &  Andrew Thomas images.

We just wrapped in Toronto and we’re going to Scotland soon to shoot all the exteriors — Mia Goth to Empire Film podcast.

Guillermo del Toro flies to the UK tonight to shoot more footage in London and Scotland for his Netflix Frankenstein movie, after wrapping a four-month shoot in Toronto.

Toronto locals like photographer Andrew Thomas captured some stunning visuals of F (as del Toro calls it) shooting on its outdoor ship set.

Could the hooded creature below be the 6′ 5″ tall Jacob Elordi as Frankenstein’s monsterr? 

Screencap of Andrew Thomas video.

Andrew Thomas videos.

Look at the scale of the Frankenstein ship. at CineSpace Studios Marine Terminal near Cherry Beach.

Andrew Thomas (@andrewbent) image.

We first saw the ship set in late January in the background of a Guillermo del Toro post, but the image didn’t do it justice.

What’s Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein movie about?

Set in Easter Europe in the 19th Century, this is the story of Dr. Pretorious, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster (Jacob Elordi) -believed to have died in a fire forty years before–in order to continue the experiments of Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Oscar Isaac).

I’m doing Frankenstein. We’re working on it, we start shooting on it in [March]. It’s a movie I’ve been wanting to do for 50 years since I saw the first Frankenstein and I had an epiphany and is basically a movie that requires a lot of growth and a lot of tools that I couldn’t have done 10 years ago, 20 years ago and now I’m brave or crazy enough or something and we’re going to tackle it. — Guillermo del Toro to Collider.

Related: Guillermo del Toro’s Dr. Frankenstein Movie To Film in Toronto This Winter & Spring

Ahead of production, the Oscar-winning director gathered most of his Frankenstein cast — Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth, Christoph Waltz and Charles Dance — at Pai restaurant in Toronto.

Related: Guillermo del Toro at Pai in Toronto with Frankenstein Cast Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth & Christoph Waltz

Production was delayed two weeks but began in early March.

Some weeks later, the 6′ 5″ tall Jacob Elordi joined the director and co-star Mia Goth for another dinner at Pai restaurant.

Related: Jacob Elordi at Toronto’s Pai With Frankenstein Director Guillermo del Toro

We’re filming Frankenstein . . . It’s everything I hoped it would be and more. It’s been such an extraordinary experience. — Mia Goth to Empire Film podcast.


Working title: PRODIGAL FATHER.

Toronto filming dates: March 04 2024 – July 05 2024.

Plus some on-location shooting in gothic Scotland and England: July 2024 – October 2024.

Writer/Director: Guillermo del Toro.

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jacob Elordi, Mia Goth, Christoph Waltz, Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley, Christian Convery, Charles Dance, Sofia Galasso.

Soundstages: Cinespace Toronto.