When you gamble big, it could go either way. You will win it all, or lose everything in a second.

Universal Pictures knows this very well, but still decides to gamble big through their collaboration with Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie.

Source: The Edge
Source: The Edge

Back in 2012, Jolie made a shocking announcement by revealing her plans to retire from acting as her number priority is being a good mother to her kids at home. At the time, she was already on her way going behind the camera by making her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed 2011 movie, “In the Land of Blood and Honey”.


She then made her 2nd foray behind the camera with Universal Pictures’ “Unbroken“, a 2014 American war drama film based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand. The movie was a box office success, as it grossed a total of USD163.3 million worldwide on a USD65 million budget.

Unfortunately, her 3rd directional effort isn’t as successful as expected.

Source: Variety
By The Sea / Source: Variety

Titled “By The Sea”, the movie starred her and her husband Brad Pitt as a pair of troubled, married couple trying to repair their broken relationship.

The movie wasn’t as expensive to make as “Unbroken”, but it received mixed to negative reviews from critics and the studio suffers from a considerable loss of around USD40 million. Since Jolie is a huge name in Hollywood, the financial failure of the film will not affect Jolie’s career that much.

But in an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is hoping that by backing “By the Sea”, Jolie will consider starring in their “Bride of Frankenstein” remake and the “Wanted” sequel.

Sources: Celebitchy,
Sources: Celebitchy, Dr Macro

“The Bride of Frankenstein” is part of the studio’s plan to bring their classic monsters back to the big screen through a new Monsters Cinematic Universe. “Fast & Furious 7” writer Chris Morgan is in charge of the franchise while Alex Kurtzman is on boards to produce.

It’s not mentioned whether Jolie is being eyed to direct or star in the “Bride of Frankenstein” remake, but /FILM stated that Jolie might not be interested in making a tentpole movie.

Source: The Dissolve
Source: The Dissolve

On the other hand, Universal also hopes that Jolie will return and reprise her role in the sequel to 2008’s “Wanted”.


“Wanted” is a loose adaptation of Mark Millar’s graphic novel and it was both a critical and commercial success. The sequel to the movie has been in development for quite a while now, but the studio is still looking for the right screenplay to resurrect Jolie’s character.

But as you may already know, “Wanted” was released 7 years ago and it’s hard to imagine whether or not the sequel will appeal to the current mainsteam audiences.

What do you think? Do you want to watch Jolie as the bride of Frankenstein or reappearing in “Wanted 2”? Share you thoughts in the comments bos below.

Sources: THR, /FILM, The Playlist, Flicks and the City.

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