Despite her previous two directorial efforts stacking up to be some major failures, Angelina Jolie still seems to maintain her star power even after several misses both creatively, and sometimes financially. As the awful By the Sea, continues to flounder at the box office too, it’s somewhat difficult to understand why a big studio like Universal would greenlight the film in the first place.
It’s not even that the movie is an art house film made for a specific crowd even, but as those of you who have seen the film will understand too, just how niche of a movie it ended up being. It looks like there may be a very good reason behind the studio’s decision after all though… at least, in their minds.
According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Universal said yes to the film as a favor to Jolie, hoping that the actress will agree to headline their upcoming remake of The Bride of Frankenstein, which first came around in 2009, with a script by Neil Burger and Dirk Wittenborn, with the former also attached to direct it at the time. Not much word has come around on the project since, and considering the trajectory Burger’s career has taken in the years that have followed – it’s hard to know if he’d still be on board for it or not.
This comes just a week after the comments regarding Universal’s planned monster movie universe, which will take several of the most iconic movie properties like The Mummy and Dracula, and create a shared universe for the characters onscreen together in the hopes of capturing the same magic as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately though, the report doesn’t mention if Bride will be one of those new, connected films or not though.
The report also states that Jolie is being looked at for the long-awaited sequel to Wanted, although that project has been running around the industry for quite a few years now, and there’s no way of knowing whether or not it’ll get off the ground any time soon, even with the addition of Jolie. As far as Bride of Frankenstein is concerned though, after some of her work in films like Maleficent or the Tomb Raider franchise, I don’t quite know how well she’d fit into this kind of remake tonally honestly. Whether she is or isn’t the right choice for the role though, it looks like Universal has a very specific idea in mind for the remake, and she’s included.
The Bride of Frankenstein remake is currently in development.
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