Universal Pictures is pumping the brakes on its cinematic universe full of gods and monsters as the next film in the Dark Universe, Bride of Frankenstein, has been plucked from its February 2019 release and postponed for now.
Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon is set to helm the project from a script penned by David Koepp. Both Javier Bardem remains attached to play Frankenstein’s Monster and Angeline Jolie is still in talks to play the titular Bride.
The project was originally scheduled to begin production in February of 2018 but after The Mummy failed to be the franchise starter the studio was hoping for, Condon and Koepp will be taking a bit more time to get the script right. The studio released an official statement on the matter:
“After thoughtful consideration, Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon have decided to postpone Bride of Frankenstein. None of us want to move too quickly to meet a release date when we know this special movie needs more time to come together. Bill is a director whose enormous talent has been proven time and again, and we all look forward to continuing to work on this film together.”
While plot details still remain under wraps, Condon has previously stated that the new Bride of Frankenstein will present a relationship between Frankenstein and the Bride that will be relatable to modern audiences.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Bride of Frankenstein and the future of the Dark Universe as we learn it.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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