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Universal Still Exploring Bride of Frankenstein Remake

February 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Bride of Frankenstein

Universal Pictures hasn’t given up on its Bride of Frankenstein remake and is exploring ways to bring the classic monster to the big screen. Variety reports that the studio is still at work with the potential remake, with Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) no longer involved. Condon was attached to the film while it was in the works in 2017 as part of the studio’s planned “Dark Universe” horror franchise.

Universal’s strategy has since moved to smaller-budget, filmmaker-focused horror remakes, like the upcoming Invisible Man. Correspondingly, Universal is working with producer (and former Sony head) Amy Pascal to develop the project. While nothing is solidified, Pascal has been looking at people to work on the project including David Koepp — who was writing the Bill Condon remake — and Sam Raimi. However, with Raimi now set to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness he may not be available to direct Bride.

Angelina Jolie is still attached to play the titular role, but she also has the option to leave the project if she doesn’t approve of the creative team. The report noted as a side bit that John Krasinski “tinkered” with a possible approach to the film last year but has moved on.