Coming off strong critical and immense box-office success with the live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” filmmaker Bill Condon is in early talks to helm the remake of James Whale’s classic “The Bride of Frankenstein” at Universal Pictures.
The choice is an absolute no brainer, the original is beloved by Condon, and his 1999 James Whale biopic “Gods and Monsters” starring Ian McKellen was Condon’s first big success – nabbing him the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
“The Bride of Frankenstein” remake is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan from a script by David Koepp which is said to give a feminist bent to the new story. The project is part of Uni’s plans for a cinematic universe involving their classic monsters which kicks off with June’s “The Mummy”.
The report comes as “Beauty and the Beast” has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box-office.