This winter, Zelda Williams reinterprets the classic Frankenstein story with horror comedy. Lisa Frankenstein in the actress’ directorial debut. A teaser trailer from Focus Features offered a brief glimpse of the story’s central couple: an exhumed corpse, played by Cole Sprouse and its creator, the misunderstood teenager Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton). Well, courtesy of Weekly entertainment, let’s take a closer look at their characters. The newly released image shows Lisa in all her gothic glory, waving a fancy wand and expressing pure admiration for her crush, who emerges from the depths in a chic suit and exudes an icy cool.
Dubbed a “coming of rage love story” by its creators, the hilariously creepy love story takes place at a high school in 1989 and revolves around Lisa, who struggles to find the perfect man for the prom. Lisa may have a name on her list, but he is dead. Through a series of bizarre and macabre events, Lisa manages to revive her chosen admirer and gradually transform the undead into the man of her dreams. When the experiment is complete, Lisa sets out to display her creation to the entire school, but their romantic journey will not be without consequences as the dangerous couple leaves a strange trail of “a few missing body parts.”
The team behind “Lisa Frankenstein”
While the basic plot sounds like a mere recreation of an old premise becoming commonplace in Hollywood, director Williams is confident that her creation, which she describes as a “crazy, wonderful zombie movie,” will attract many admirers. Given the solid team she’s assembled for the film, Williams’ optimism is understandable. In particular the script for Lisa Frankenstein was written by the Oscar winner Diablo Cody known for works like Juno And Jennifer’s body.
Cody is co-producer along with frequent collaborators, Mason Novick. On the screen, the cast is complemented by genre classics Carla Gugino known for The Haunting of Hill House and Netflix’s recently released Gothic series, The Fall of the House of Usher along with Liza Soberano, Henry EikenberryAnd Joe Chrest.
Lisa Frankenstein will be in theaters on February 9, 2024, just in time for Valentine’s Day. There is plenty of time to prepare your date!