The Mummy did not exactly do well at the domestic box office but internationally it did well enough. Universal has made enough money to justify going ahead with the sequels. One of those is going to be Bride of Frankenstein, due out in 2019, with Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon behind the wheel. He recently sat down with Forbes and confirmed that they have entered pre-production.
I've got the same team together that made Beauty and the Beast and we're building big sets and designing big set pieces so it's a pretty big movie.
When asked if they have a start date Condon revealed that they do and he revealed some vague plot details.
We start on February 1st, 2018 so it's the early days but just to be here in London, starting to see locations and to talk about sets that we're building, it's very exciting. For me, the James Whale movie is really right there in the pantheon for me. As you know, the Bride is a character who appears in the last five minutes and then is destroyed so it's a way to almost continue the movie that you imagine the movie he might have made the third Frankenstein movie but in 2018.
Finally, Condon was also asked about the rumors that Angelina Jolie in the lead role and he denied the rumors.
Not yet, no. Nothing is set yet. I think pretty soon but I think we're trying to figure that out now but obviously, pretty soon we're going to have to start really honing in on it. I'm not trying to be coy but I really shouldn't say.
If they really are in pre-production we should expect a casting announcement in the coming months and, more than likely, before the end of the year.
Bride of Frankenstein, directed by Bill Condon and written by by David Koepp, will be released February 14, 2019.