When it was announced that Universal would be making a remake of Bride of Frankenstein, there was plenty of interest and even excitement in terms of getting the project off the ground. While the project may be some time off in terms of production, it would seem that negotiations are underway to bring Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon on to direct the project.
Since debuting in theaters, Beauty and the Beast has proven to be a real juggernaut for Disney, with a current haul of over $1 billion. With this kind of success, it makes sense that Universal would want to bring Bill Condon on to helm their own remake of a classic, Bride of Frankenstein.
According to a report from Deadline, the Beauty and the Beast director is apparently in the early stages of negotiations to lead the remake. While this may be early days, it would seem that both the studio and Bill Condon are excited for the possibility to work together on the remake.
Beauty and the Beast is not the only highly successful film the director has been at the helm of. He has also proven his abilities as part of the Twilight franchise. The director was also the man behind the final two movies in that franchise as well, Twilight‘s Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2.
No matter what his successes are, with Bride of Frankenstein, it would seem that Bill Condon has already made it clear that he wants to be attached to the project when he expressed that he was already quite a big fan the original Bride of Frankenstein directed by James Whale. Some have even said that they believe he even did a nod to that classic film during a scene in Breaking Dawn Part 1 when he did a resurrection scene that brought someone back to life as a monster of sorts.
Although it might be some time before it is confirmed whether or not Bride of Frankenstein will be directed by Bill Condon, the film is a part of a larger shared universe that is being kicked off by the upcoming remake of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. The Mummy is set to kick off the Monsterverse, with a number of other projects expected down the road beyond Bride of Frankenstein. While audiences wait for the rest of the movies in the shared universe, there is still the new Mummy remake which hits theaters on June 9, 2017.
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By Dorothea James
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