Director Bill Condon’s remake of the 1935 James Whale film Bride of Frankenstein has been delayed, Deadline reports. The outlet got wind that pre-production for the film — which was set to begin actual production this coming February — was getting halted, and that crew members were told to go home for the time being.
With that in mind, it was assumed that the film would be getting delayed, and Universal confirmed the speculation to Deadline, saying:
“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.”
Actors Javier Bardem and Angelina Jolie had reportedly been in talks to star as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride, respectively (Javier Bardem, we can assume was much further than talks, as he took photos with the likes of Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Johnny Depp for the Dark Universe promotion prior to The Mummy‘s released), and while it would seem like that could ruin talks of that nature, that apparently isn’t the case. While the studio works on writing a stronger script, it sounds like the two will not be walking away, but rather will be waiting to see the situation get rectified.
This is likely a good move from the studio, as The Mummy was a poorly-received start to this universe — one they wouldn’t like to repeat. Better to fix any problems from the script stage than have a similarly sour reception upon its release, thereby eliminating any chances of the Dark Universe ever gaining traction.
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