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Bill Condon Hopes To Begin Production On Bride of Frankenstein In February

October 4, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Bride of Frankenstein

In an interview with Forbes, director Bill Condon spoke about his upcoming reboot of Bride of Frankenstein, which he expects to begin production in February. It will part of Universal’s “Dark Universe” series of films. Here are highlights:

On picking up from the original: “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.”

On the status of the film: “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…. 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.”

On if any casting has been confirmed: “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.”

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