Long before we had the plethora of television series and films we are so blessed to have today, literature served as one of the primary forms of entertainment amongst society. While humanity lacked the tools to depict their stories in the fantastic way Hollywood has become notorious for, they still had plenty of creative minds who could tell their stories through words alone in a unique and inventive way that resonated with readers. From the renowned works of Shakespeare to the more modern authors of today, literature has been a constant amongst humanity for hundreds of years and has led to the development of a substantial compilation of these works in the form of the literary canon which we hold in such high regard to this day. Now one of the books on that list, the process behind its creation and its author are set to be the subject of a new project: reports emerged today that production company Fulwell 73 will be producing a Mary Shelley biopic that takes a look at what went on behind-the-scenes in writing one of the most iconic novels of all time, Frankenstein, titled Mary’s Monster.
Originally written in 1818, Frankenstein tells the story of a monster created in a lab by the mad scientist Victor Frankenstein with his body being a conglomeration of other body parts from a variety of individuals the scientist has sewn together. After bringing his creature to life, the scientist cannot control the monster he has created as it lashes out and escapes into a completely foreign world. Today, Frankenstein has been adapted into countless television shows and films dating back nearly an entire century as the monster has become one of the most iconic of his kind and continues to be to this day. Now Shelley’s journey of writing the novel is set to be examined more closely in the upcoming biopic Mary’s Monster, taking a closer look at Shelley’s life during a time in which women typically did not possess a place in society quite like the author carved out for herself. With Frankenstein doing an excellent job of highlighting Shelley’s moral compass is detailing one of the most emblematic character arcs in the history of literature, it’s no surprise she was able to garner this status and subsequently makes the story behind the timeless novel all the more interesting. Eager fans of the book and interested moviegoers will have to remain patient however, with further details about Mary’s Mother still unconfirmed at this time.
Many of us can remember countless instances in which the iconic monster at the heart of Shelley’s novel has permeated pop culture, however this still doesn’t fully capture Shelley’s genius. Highlighted by a sense of awareness in which she understood how humans feel at their deepest core, Frankenstein has lived on for three centuries as a direct result of that genius and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Remain on the lookout for further updates about Mary’s Monster in the near future.