Just when you thought the onslaught of remakes of iconic horror films might have lessened a bit, here comes news of a remake sure to give pause to a good portion of those reading this
According to Deadline, Bill Condon – director of Disney’s recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast – is in talks to helm a remake of 1935 James Whale classic Bride of Frankenstein for Universal Pictures.
Condon has publicly expressed his love for Whale’s Bride in the past, so as far as directing assignments go, this one seems like a good fit. That is if Bride of Frankenstein actually needed a remake, and I think the majority of us will agree that it doesn’t.
Still, if Hollywood can remake a thing, then they probably will, whether us fans want it or not. So if we have to get one, Condon is as good a choice as anybody to direct it.
The script for Universal’s new Bride of Frankenstein will be penned by David Koepp, writer of films like Jurassic Park, Stir of Echoes, and Spider-Man. He also wrote Indiana Jones 4, but everyone makes mistakes.
Remaking Bride of Frankenstein is the latest stop Universal has added to its road of revamping all its classic monster characters, which began with 2014’s Dracula Untold, and will continue this summer with Tom Cruise battling a new version of The Mummy.