The “Dark Universe” will expand with The Bride of Frankenstein

The "Dark Universe" will expand with The Bride of Frankenstein

Seems like people from Universal Pictures have taken very seriously their project of rebooting classic monster movies. In a couple of weeks the first of these new reboots hits cinemas worldwide (you will see The Mummy (2017) in theaters the 7th or 9th of June, depending on the country you live in). And the expected next to be reviewed monster has been recently announced.

This Monday, it was announced that a new movie about Bride of Frankenstein is already in the works, and is expected to come out in 2019. It is confirmed as well that actor Javier Bardem will be the start of the film, that will open the door to a series of movies about the myth of Doctor Frankenstein and his outrageous creation. The direction for this new movie is in the hands of Bill Condon, who has already been responsible for bringing to the silver screen classic characters and stories in titles like Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mr. Holmes (2015), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012). This won’t be the first time Bill Condon makes a film about the universe of Frankenstein since he wrote and directed the biographic drama Gods and Monsters (1998) about the last days of Frankenstein (1931) director James Whale.

Other classic monster films that have been announced to be soon part of this Dark Universe are The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Van Helsing. Some of these movies are already in development, so it is to expect to hear about them soon. Also, we can’t forget The Mummy (2017), starring Tom Cruise, will open the door to the character of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, portrayed by Russell Crowe.

Last Monday, the official Twitter site for Dark Universe made public the new logo and promo. Besides the video, one could read the text “Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters”. What do you think about these new classic movies reboots?


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