I’m no longer surprised by the properties studios decide to remake these days. At this point it seems like everyone’s going for the same thing. According to THR’s Risky Business Blog the horror classic Bride of Frankenstein is the next victim of this trend. The 1935 film was one of many “monster movies” that were released during the time period alongside The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Invisible Man.
Find out what they have in store for the remake after the jump.
The Bride of Frankenstein was a continuation of the 1931 film Frankenstein, which starred screen legend Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester as his bride. Universal is in the midst’s of negotiations with Neil Burger to write and direct the remake. He previously worked on the Edward Norton film The Illusionist which he also wrote and directed.
It turns out that the studio has been actively trying to get this film remade for the past five years. Several writers have been attached, including the creative team behind the film American Splendor, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Their vision for Bride was set in modern day New York, and featured a dying woman who’s “unnaturally” brought back to life.
Even though Frankenstein has been remade a ridiculous amount of times, Bride has only had one other big screen adaptation. There was the 1985 version that starred Sting and Jennifer Beals. That’s definitely news to me because I’ve never seen or even heard of that movie until now, perhaps there’s a reason for that? The fact that Universal is digging through all of their classic properties and remaking them is kind of depressing. Some things are just better left alone. I’m not looking forward to this movie at all.
What do you think of Universal’s plan to remake Bride of Frankenstein?