Fox has hired Chronicle writer Max Landis to write a screenplay for an untitled pic based on the classic monster tale Frankenstein.

No director has yet signed on for Fox's Frankenstein, though the studio is eyeing several high-profile helmers, including Paul Greengrass and David Yates.

Since many Frankenstein projects are in early development by different studios, Max Landis will probably develop a new take on Mary Shelley's classic story.

No production date has been set.