Oooh ;) Things are starting to look fairly productive for one of Universal Pictures‘ upcoming monsters movies.
“The Bride of Frankenstein” is part of Universal’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.
Earlier in November, sources told Variety that the studio has been eyeing Angelina Jolie to direct and star in the horror film. Details regarding Jolie accepting the offer still remain scarce. Apparently, she will not make the final decision until the script has been written and Koepp has been hired to take care of that job.
The original “Bride of Frankenstein” film, which was directed by James Whale, was one of the classic monster movies created by Universal. It starred Boris Karloff as Frankenstein and Elsa Lanchester as the titular bride. The upcoming “Bride of Frankenstein” film will be a remake of the 1935 film, but plot details remain under wraps.
Koepp has been working with Universal since the 1990s. He also worked on films like “Jurassic Park“, “Death Becomes Her”, “Carlito’s Way”, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, action spy film “Mission: Impossible“, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, superhero film “Spider-Man“, sci-fi disaster film “War of the Worlds”, and mystery thriller “Angels & Demons”.
It’s unclear when the “Frankenstein” remake will be released, but it is one of the films that will be featured in Universe’s upcoming Shared Monsters Universe.