“Jurassic Park” and “Spider-Man” scribe David Koepp is in talks to pen the big screen reboot of “Bride of Frankenstein” at Universal Pictures.
The story will reportedly take place in the present in order to maintain connectivity to the other planned interconnected Universal Monster movies such as “The Mummy” and “The Wolfman”. Specific details on the film are being kept under wraps.
This is an important hire as Universal is keen to get Angelina Jolie onboard as both star and director, but she will reportedly not make the decision until the script has been completed.
James Whale helmed the original “Bride of Frankenstein” which starred Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester and was a more comedic and surreal film than the original “Frankenstein”.