Well, here’s something we all should have seen coming: Universal and Imagine are getting ready to reinvent The Bride of Frankenstein. And they’re in talks with Neil (The Illusionist) Burger to direct and co-write the script with Dirk Wittenborn.
As the Risky Biz Blog on THR.com explains it, “Burger is attached to direct ‘Dark Fields,’ a thriller about a slacker who discovers a drug that makes him sharper, at Universal, but progress has been slowed since star Shia LaBeouf was forced to pull out last year with a hand injury.
‘Frankenstein’ has been remade numerous times — Mary Shelley’s book sits in the public domain — but ‘Bride’ has had only one other go-round on the big screen: a 1985 version at Columbia starring Sting and Jennifer Beals. In 1999 Bill Condon’s ‘Gods and Monsters,’ a biopic of James Whale, showed clips from the film and re-created the bride herself.
It’s nice to see the Bride finally getting her due amidst the boy’s club of remakes, but this could really go either way, especially depending on the casting. Keep it here for more as it comes.
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