David Koepp, the writer of films such as Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission Impossible, and War of the Worlds will put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) for Universal‘s reboot of Bride of Frankenstein, according to Variety. Although details are scarce and being for the large part kept under wraps, it has been suggested that the reboot will be given a contemporary setting in keeping with other monster movies Universal has planned.
Angelina Jolie is the front-runner for the film, and Variety have gone a step further with the claim that Universal want her to direct the film. However Jolie will not decide until a completed script is presented. Bride of Frankenstein is an iconic piece of Hollywood’s monster genre released in 1935. It was a companion to the 1931 film Frankenstein but was decidedly lighter in tone than the latter and starred the legendary Boris Karloff as ‘the monster’ and Elsa Lanchester as ‘the bride’.
‘Shared Universes’ seem to be all the rage right now and Universal are intending to build one of their own. They also have plans to remake The Mummy (not the tragically over-done films of recent memory) with Alex Kurtzman directing, The Wolfman, Dracula and Van Helsing. Can you imagine the superhero team-ups we could have here? No release date has been presented for Bride of Frankenstein.