It seems that it’s going to be long time before we get to see the remake of Bride Of Frankenstein – and considering that the 1935 version is one of my favourite films of all time I’m certainly in no rush to see it. Universal have just released the statement:
After thoughtful consideration, Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon have decided to postpone Bride of Frankenstein. None of us want to move too quickly to meet a release date when we know this special movie needs more time to come together. Bill is a director whose enormous talent has been proven time and again, and we all look forward to continuing to work on this film together.
It’s a bit vague isn’t it? Maybe Angelina Jolie decided not to be in it after all and they’re looking for somebody else? Her participation has yet to be confirmed yet she was supposedly in talks with Universal ages ago. Maybe there have been other hiccups we just don’t know about? I personally reckon that the main reason for this is the box office failure of The Mummy causing the studio to have second thoughts about this Dark Universe thing. And I can’t say that this is necessarily a bad thing. I grew up loving the old Universal classics and aren’t enthused at the studio’s idea of placing those iconic characters in Marvel-style, CGI-drenched action movies.