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Paul Feig Wants To Use Some Things From Bride Of Frankenstein In His Dark Army Movie

The Dark Universe may have stumbled off a cliff right out of the gate, and as a result, we won’t be getting any more movies in that universe, but that’s not to say the monsters over there can’t be used in some way. Blumhouse is hard at work on an Invisible Man adaptation, and Spy director Paul Feig has his sights sent on an original project Dark Army, which will somehow incorporate the iconic monsters.

But what exactly is Feig planning on doing with the Universal Monsters property? That’s a question many have been wondering, and speaking to Coming Soon, Feig gave us an idea of what the properties mean to him and how he wants to utilize them.

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“I’m a mega-fan of those old horror movies. I call them more monster movies than horror movies, quite frankly. Horror movies to me now represent slasher and that kind of thing, which I don’t enjoy at all. I loved those old movies like “Frankenstein.” “Bride of Frankenstein” is probably one of the greatest movies of all-time. I love that movie so much, and there are some things from that movie that I’m using in this new movie “Dark Army.” But I really want to do a James Whale-ish, modern day version of a monster movie that is about these characters. What I love about monsters is they’re outsiders, it’s just the most extreme version of outsiders. Frankenstein is one of the most sympathetic characters ever to be put on the screen, even though he does terrible things. He’s just looking for acceptance and love. If you read Mary Shelley’s book he’s a pure spirit who becomes evil because he just gets shit on constantly. Everybody just can’t get past the way he looks, and it turns him murderous. (laughs) That’s the extreme version of that kind of thing, but I love that feel. I want to bring that ookie spookie feel back to movies, but with these monsters you root for and understand at the same time. I finished the first draft of the script and I’m so excited about it! I’m literally on fire about getting this movie made as soon as I can. I turned it into the Dark Universe people last week and they loved it. Now it’s going over to the heads of Universal, so we’ll see.”

Personally, I think Feig is one of the most interesting voices in off-kilter films these days, so I’m intrigued to see what sort of weirdness he has in store and how he’ll incorporate things from Bride of Frankenstein. 

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