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Universal Trying to Salvage Dark Universe’s Bride of Frankenstein Film

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Universal Trying to Salvage Dark Universe’s Bride of Frankenstein Film

Bill Condon’s remake of the classic 1935 horror movie Bride of Frankenstein will resume pre-production after Universal removed the film from its release slate in October for more script work.

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A production team has been assembled for the film, including cinematographer Tobias A. Schliessler (A Wrinkle In Time), production designer Sarah Greenwood (Beauty and The Beast), composer Carter Burwell (No Country For Old Men) and costume designer Jacqueline Durran (Beauty and The Beast), according to Omega Underground.

Javier Bardem (Skyfall) is still set to appear in the movie as Frankenstein’s monster, but there’s some doubt as to who will play the titular Bride of Frankenstein. Prior to the stoppage, Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) was in talks to play the character. However, filming on Maleficent 2 will likely render her unable to take the role. There were also rumors that Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) would play the Bride, but her filming schedule is quite full for the next year, so it’s unlikely that she’s involved.

Bride of Frankenstein is set to take place in the Dark Universe, a shared cinematic franchise that includes The Mummy, Invisible Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, Van Helsing and The Wolfman. However, following the critical and financial failure of 2017’s The Mummy, there was some doubt about the future of the Dark Universe.

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Bride of Frankenstein was originally set for release on Feb. 14, 2019. There is no new release date for the movie as of yet. It’s also not clear when the film will start shooting.

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