Its amazing how one film can change the whole Dark Universe that Universal tried to create but failed miserably.
The flop of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy put paid to any MARVEL type monster setting before it even started, but last year’s huge success of The Invisible Man has created interest again and it seems a certain dead remake is finding a beating heart.
Once tipped to star Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Angelina Jolie as the infamous bride, the new version of Bride Of Frankenstein which was written by David Koepp was scrapped, but it seems that Koepp has been talking to the studio once more and things could be happening.
In an interview with Collider, he had this to say about his planned remake.
That was one thing I did during quarantine – I brought back BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN into a place where I kind of always wanted it to be. Universal was very gracious to let me try again. Because they had geared up and shut down famously in the Dark Universe fiasco. Well, not fiasco, but disappointment. So I have a version now and they have a version that we all really like. I think they’re talking to directors now
To their credit, what I really admired about Universal is they threw their hands up and went, ‘Hold on. This isn’t working out. Let’s stop and think for a year or two.’ I thought that was really smart. And big corporations don’t often do that. There aren’t a lot of New Coke moments where they go, ‘This is not as we hoped. We’re going to stop and go off on this other direction.
It seems that the strip backed basics of The Invisible Man has somehow awoken a Universe that many thought was dead.
More as we get it!