Shawn Levy has signed on to direct Twentieth Century Fox’s planned retelling of the Frankenstein story.

Variety’s Showblitz is reporting that the director has just signed on to direct the project that the studio is developing. Max Landis is currently writing a treatment for the film.

Unclear, however, is Levy’s status in relation to Fox’s planned remake of Fantastic Voyage. Last month, we told you that Levy and the studio were not seeing eye-to-eye on matters of casting for the film and that if they couldn’t come to an agreement he would leave the project. The Frankenstein film was one potential replacement job that Levy had been considering.

Levy beat out several other high profile directors for this film including Paul Greengrass, who had also been briefly attached to Fantastic Voyage, and David Yates for the gig.

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