As most of you know, Universal has been planning on rebooting its series of classic monsters for the last couple years. They played around with the idea starting with Dracula Untold, but since that wasn’t too successful, everyone is leaning on next month’s highly anticipated reboot of The Mummy to start the new series with a bang. The series will be dubbed as Dark Universe and the next one on the list is Bride of Frankenstein!
According to Collider:
Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) is set to direct Bride of Frankenstein. Universal has announced that this will be their next Dark Universe movie, and it will hit theaters on February 14, 2019 (there will no longer be a Dark Universe movie released on April 13, 2018).
“I’m very excited to bring a new Bride of Frankenstein to life on screen, particularly since James Whale’s original creation is still so potent,” stated Condon in a press release. “The Bride of Frankenstein remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that’s a testament to Whale’s masterpiece—which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made.” As we previously reported, David Koepp’s script sees this version of Bride as a tale of “female liberation.”
Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters! Universal’s video up above is a fun way to send out a press release along with music by Danny Elfman to show the history of our favorite classic monsters. The monsters include – The Phantom of the Opera, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Plus, at the end, it features the new logo!
The press release confirms that Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Sofia Boutella are all on board for the Dark Universe. Depp is set to play The Invisible Man and Bardem is set to play Frankenstein. As of right now, they’re still in the casting process for Bride of Frankenstein and whether the cast of The Mummy will return is unconfirmed.
Are you guys excited about Dark Universe or do you wish they would leave the classic monster movies alone? Let us know what you think!