Universal's "Bride of Frankenstein" Eyeing Bill Condon To Helm

It would appear that Universal is no holds barred with their revamping of the classic Monsters Universe, and the next title up to bat may be Bride of Frankenstein. Back in 2015 writer David Koepp was put in charge of the script after his work on Inferno, his quote about the project:

It's one of my favorite scripts I've written in years because if you reimagine the Frankenstein story, it gets into so many issues of men trying to feel dominant over women. To create someone who then says, 'You don't own me,' it becomes a tale of liberation.



Just a little bit ago Deadline reported that Universal was eyeing director Bill Condon for the hot seat, fresh off his success for Disney with Beauty and The Beast.  Sure, the Oscar nominee sounds pretty promising, until you remember Condon ALSO was responsible for Twilight Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, but then redeems his credits list with Dreamgirls.

This is one of those times where yes, maybe it would be better to NOT remake such a classic piece of cinema, but an updated retelling *could* be interesting.  Think about how good Penny Dreadful was, bringing together the macabre tales of yore with slick editing and a killer score.

Not much is known about the Bride of Frankenstein project, and only time will tell.  I bet Universal will either move lightning quick or drop it after the success/failure of their next monster reboot The Mummy opens.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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