Universal’s plans to usher in a cinematic universe situated around its most iconic monsters have been met with unease by critics and fans alike. Do we really need another interconnected movieverse flooded with crossovers and sly winks to other in-house brands? Whether the idea of rehashing the finest creatures to hit celluloid excites or dismays you, take solace in some good news. The ball is rolling on Bride of Frankenstein, which as of today, has Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp attached to write the screenplay.
Koepp’s work adapting the Michael Crichton novel in 1993 was superb, and gives an indication of the type of Bride we might see. Although, when we’ll see it is entirely unknown at this point. Universal’s new stream of monster flicks is set to kick off in 2017 with The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman who together with working partner Roberto Orci is overseeing the entire Monsters Universe. Other titles announced include Van Helsing, The Wolfman and Creature From The Black Lagoon.
While Bride of Frankenstein hasn’t received a formal press release from the studio, it’s not exactly a secret that it’s in development. Recently, Angelina Jolie’s name was thrown into the mix regards to directing and starring in the movie. There’s no doubt that she’d make a brilliant Bride, but we won’t know for certain if she’s interested until the script is completed, reports Variety. With a screenwriter now attached though, we can look forward to hearing more on this monster caper in the coming months.