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The Bride of Frankenstein

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Link to our thread on the original 1935 film.

Links to our threads on James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), Tim Burton's Frankenweenie (1984, 2012), Stuart Beattie's I, Frankenstein (2013), Richard Raaphorst Frankenstein's Army (2013), Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein (2015), Matt Tolmach's Frankenstein (in development), David Auburn's The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (in development), Matt Reeves' This Dark Endeavor (in development) and Jay Russell's Wake the Dead (in development).

Links to our threads on other Universal "shared universe" monster movies The Mummy (2017) and The Creature from the Black Lagoon (in development).

Links to our threads on previous Bill Condon films Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012), The Fifth Estate (2013), Mr. Holmes (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). We don't seem to have any threads on Sister, Sister (1987), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) or Gods and Monsters (1998).

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Bill Condon In Talks To Helm ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ At Universal Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Condon, who directed the live-action Beauty and the Beast into a $1B+ worldwide box office monster for Disney, is in early talks to take the helm of a remake of a film in the Universal Pictures monster universe. We hear that Condon and Uni are both excited to collaborate on The Bride of Frankenstein, which Condon has said in previous interviews is one of his favorite classic monster movies of all time. The original, which starred Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff, was directed by James Whale back in 1935.
Condon, in fact, is known to have included a kind of homage to Whale’s film in the climax of his Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, with one character reviving another and turning her into a monster to save her life. In addition, he won an Oscar in 1999 for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film that featured Whale (portrayed by Ian McKellen) in Gods and Monsters, which he also directed. . . .
The Bride of Frankenstein remake is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan from a script by David Koepp (Uni’s first two Jurassic Park films) that is said to have kind of a feminist bent to the new story (yes!). The studio has been mining its monster IP goldmine with remakes for years. Their classic monsters go back to the Karloff, Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi films from the 1920s and ’30s. The next remake up is The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, which Uni opens June 9. . . .
Deadline.com, April 13


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Reboot Pulled From Universal’s Schedule
Universal Pictures has moved back pre-production efforts on its “Bride of Frankenstein” reboot as director Bill Condon continues to work on the script. The studio has also removed the film, which was slated for release on Feb. 14, 2019, from its schedule.
Production was set to start this February in London, but the studio and Condon have paused plans to ensure the script is in tip-top condition. Condon has been working on the script with David Koepp, and while the screenplay is in good shape, sources say both men want more time to rework it to better reflect their vision. . . .
Variety, October 5


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Hollywood Still Trying to Put a Ring on Universal’s ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, the cliche goes, a fate that top filmmakers are still hoping to avoid for a reboot of the iconic movie monster: the Bride of Frankenstein.
In the past year alone, figures like Oscar-nominated producer Amy Pascal and freshmen horror sensation John Krasinski have been quietly exploring ways to reimagine the skunk-haired creature for the cineplex, insiders familiar with the project told Variety.
The property has been in a holding pattern since 2017, when Universal Pictures scuttled a planned constellation of films known as the Dark Universe after the failure of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy.” . . .
The latest suitor for Bride is Pascal, multiple sources said, who just moved her overall production deal to Universal from Sony Pictures last summer. She has floated the property by her former “Spider-Man” collaborator and director Sam Raimi, said two individuals familiar with the conversations. That union is now unlikely, given he’s close to signing on to direct Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” sequel, which shoots in May. Pascal has also engaged screenwriter David Koepp (“Jurassic Park”), who was involved in crafting the defunct Dark Universe pitch for Jolie’s project. Keopp has previously described his vision a liberation tale, about a female monster created for companionship who has quite the opposite in mind. Spokespeople for Raimi, Koepp, and Jolie declined to comment on the matter. . . .
Krasinki, deep in edits on the sequel to his hit film “A Quiet Place,” also tinkered with an iteration of Bride and other Universal characters last year, sources said. Banks, too, was offered free reign but ultimately zeroed in on “Invisible Woman.” Same goes for Paul Feig, who pivoted to the hybrid concept “Dark Army,” a literal monster mashup of archive ghouls and some original characters he conceived. He will direct as well as produce with partner Laura Fischer through their FeigCo, set up at Universal.
Variety, February 11


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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