Director Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) is in final talks to take the helm of Fox's Frankenstein.

Shawn Levy was originally attached to direct, although insiders claim the filmmaker and studio had different visions for the project. Shawn Levy wanted a big-budget affair, while the studio wanted to cut costs.

We reported last July that Max Landis (Chronicle) signed on to write the screenplay. Insiders claim the story will be a revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic novel, with a sci-fi twist. The story will also tackle themes such as friendship and redemption.

No production schedule was given at this time.