Zac Efron will be working in a Frankenstein movie which is based on the novel written by Mary Shelley. The movie will expose a secret Mary Shelley's legacy has been hiding.
A Bit Of History
Mary Shelley is the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft who wrote books on women's rights. She is also the daughter of William Godwin. Recently, some of Mary Shelley's lost ideas were revealed in an old memo found hidden inside of a book she used to own. Her father William Godwin who remarried after her mother died in childbirth and her stepmother raised Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin.
In 1814, after a brief acquaintance, Mary eloped with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father refused to speak with her for several years afterwards. They married in 1816 when he extricated himself from his previous marriage.
She's known today as a member of the Romantic circle, as the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, and as the author of the novel Frankenstein.
She had written memos explaining her intentions for writing the Frankenstein novel. She tells how she detested men and their ways and considered all men to be monsters. Mary tells, "My personal believes are what inspired me to create the character of the Frankenstein monster, a horrible looking man who represents all men, he possesses no intelligence and is destructive in all things he dose."
Frankenstein enjoyed immediate popularity upon its publication, and has inspired many imitations and versions, including many film versions in the 20th century. She wrote it when her husband's friend and associate, George, Lord Byron, suggested that each of the three (Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley and Byron) each write a ghost story.
She wrote several more novels and some short stories, with historical, Gothic or science fiction themes. She also edited an edition of Percy Shelley's poems, 1830. Her biography of her husband was unfinished at her death.
The movie is set in an old Scottish castle and will be released in the summer of 2008.