While Universal Pictures isn’t 100% sure how they’re going to begin unrolling their new monster universe, it’s looking like The Bride of Frankenstein could possibly follow this summer’s The Mummy on June 9th.
Deadline is reporting that Bill Condon, who directed two of the Twilight sequels as well as the live-action Beauty and the Beast, is in early talks to take the helm of the remake. They add 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.
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.
No word on if Angelina Jolie is still the studio’s target. She was rumored to be in the mix back in 2015.
We still think Tom Cruise, who stars in The Mummy, is being set up as the new Van Helsing. So, it would be interesting to see if he ends up as part of the Bride storyline.