Reports are that at a recent Horror con, stars Tyler Mane and Kane Hodder were both asked which of the classic Horror Monsters they would like to play. Both of them chose the Frankenstein monster. Unfortunately for them both, it seems Javier Bardem will be playing the role in the upcoming remake from Universal Studios. Or is Bardem going to play the Doctor? WE aren’t sure at this point. If it’s the Monster he’ll be playing, he possesses the acting ability and a good face for the role, but he doesn’t have the size. For that reason alone, I’d have to go with Mane as my pick. In the past I would have eschewed him as my ideal Monster, due to a lack of acting ability. Turns out, though, the guy actually CAN act. He was terrific in 247 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. I know, I was surprised, too! Who’d a’ thunk it?
I have a groovy consolation prize for Kane Hodder, though. He could play the Wolfman. He would be perfect! And considering the moronic studio suits seemingly want Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the role, he’d be a major step-up. Actually, Pee Wee Herman would be a step-up. I mean, I love the Rock and all, but miscasting, anyone?