The Universal remake of Bride of Frankenstein has landed a writer in the form of David Koepp, who wrote both Jurassic Park and The Lost World, according to Variety. On top of that, they’re also reporting that Universal wants to offer the director’s chair and a starring role (probably as the lead) to Angelina Jolie Pitt.
Koepp has written several genre films, including Secret Room, Stir of Echoes, and David Fincher’s 2002 claustrophobic thriller Panic Room.
As always, details are being kept tightly under wraps but the overall consensus is that each of these remakes will take place in modern times and will all be interwoven in a larger universe, much like Marvel is doing with all the Avengers. The full scope of the project is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
The original Bride of Frankenstein came out in 1935 and starred Boris Karloff as “The Monster” and Elsa Lanchester as the titular character. Directed by James Whale, the film has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed movies of its era, drawing praise and esteem, including its addition to the National Film Registry in 1998 for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
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