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Published On: Thu, Jun 15th, 2017

Alex Kurtzman Explains How ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Will Redefine the Character

While the reviews for The Mummy haven’t been kind, Universal is committed to the Dark Universe plans and director Alex Kurtzman spoke of the next project, centering on one of the key characters in the franchise: the Bride of Frankenstein.

Kurtzman called the screenplay for the remake of the 1935 classic “brilliant” and promising a “relatable” relationship between Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, praising screenwriter David Koepp and Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon.

“David Koepp wrote a brilliant script. A brilliant script with a very unique structure and a central relationship that I think is gonna be relatable to a lot of people while also being very true to what I believe people love about Bride,” he tells Den of Geek.

“Here’s the weird thing about Bride Of Frankenstein. It is one of the weirdest movies you’ll ever see in your life. It is such a strange film. What amazes me is that the bride doesn’t show up until, what, the last ten minutes of the film? Doesn’t say anything, rejects Frankenstein, he pulls a lever and the building explodes and that’s the end of it. It’s not like she has long monologues, it’s not like you get to know her character, it’s not like she goes out into the world. There’s almost no screen time with her.”

That said, she is iconic: “And yet everybody remembers the iconic look, the hair, who she was. Articles have been written, there’s Halloween costumes. It’s an enduring character because there’s something mysterious about her and that look, and the idea that she was created to serve another man. Which is gonna be an interesting thing to tackle in this day and age. It might be something we subvert in our film. It will be really interesting to see where we go because I actually think that Bride is maybe a lot more accessible as a character than you may think. Mostly because she’s not really a character yet based on the original Bride Of Frankenstein.”

There has been no casting news and the film may set up the future films by including Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise, but that is pure speculation at this point.

Bride of Frankenstein is set o be released on February 14, 2019.

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