Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has become a bona fide box office success and should easily reach the $1 billion mark. Now, it appears director Bill Condon may have his eyes set on remaking another classic monster tale as Deadline reports that the filmmaker is in early talks to helm Universal’s The Bride of Frankenstein reboot.
The original 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein told the story of the creature discovering his humanity and his eventual plan to coerce Dr. Frankenstein into creating a mate for himself. The film is widely regarded as one of the rare sequels that matches, if not exceeds, the quality of the previous film. The remake is set to take place within Universal’s developing Monster Cinematic Universe.
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan will serve as executive producers with Jurassic Park writer David Koepp penning the script.
Bill Condon’s previous directing credits include Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls and the final two Twilight films.
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The Mummy, the first entry in the Monster Cinematic Universe, will be released this summer.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella , Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.