Beauty and the Beast and Dreamgirls director Bill Condon has spoken about his next film, the upcoming Bride of Frankenstein remake, which will be part of Universal’s Dark Universe.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Condon was asked about his involvement with Bride of Frankenstein and transitioning between large and small budgets. The director replied:
“I’ve actually really gotten small for movies like Kinsey and Mr. Holmes and those films I really enjoy making too because you trade one set of pressures for another, you don’t quite have all the money but you do have a great amount of freedom from any kind of expectations, frankly. Bride of Frankenstein isn’t a small movie. 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.”
The director also revealed the date that the film will begin production and how his version will relate to the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein films:
“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. 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.”
Condon was also asked about the casting of the Bride, specifically if Angeline Jolie, who has been heavily rumored to be the frontrunner for the role, has indeed been cast. The director replied:
“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.”
Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon will helm Bride of Frankenstein from a script by The Mummy screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man). Javier Bardem is set to play Frankenstein’s Monster, and while no actress has officially been cast in the role of the Bride just yet, Angelina Jolie has been rumored.
The second installment of Universal’s Dark Universe is slated to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.
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