Bride Of Frankenstein remake lurches forward

The long-mooted remake of Boris Karloff’s classic sequel, The Bride Of Frankenstein, is starting to move forward with a director/writer attached.

brideThe long-mooted remake of Boris Karloff’s classic sequel, The Bride Of Frankenstein, is starting to move forward with a director/writer attached.

Neil Burger (The Illusionist) will be reportedly helming the remake, and co-writing it with previous collaborator Dirk Wittenborn, with Universal and Imagine producing. The original film saw the monster slowly convince Frankenstein to make him a bride, however upon being animated, she rejects the Doctor’s creation, eventually leading to both hers and the Monster’s destruction.

The film was a critical and financial success for Universal on its release in 1935, with actors praising Karloff’s subtle presentation of the Monster’s emotions, despite his horrific appearance. The film has previously been remade, in 1985, with a cast that featured both Sting and Jennifer Beals. Nothing has been mentioned about a prospective release date for this version as of yet.

This news comes to us through The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz blog.