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Published On: Mon, Nov 20th, 2017

‘Bride of Frankenstein’ delayed, pulled from 2019 schedule

Universal Pictures has moved back pre-production efforts on its Bride of Frankenstein reboot as director Bill Condon continues to work on the script.

The studio has also removed the film, which was slated for release on Feb. 14, 2019, from its schedule.

Production was set to start this February in London, but the studio and Condon have paused plans to ensure the script is in tip-top condition. especially after the lackluster Tom Cruise led film, The Mummy.

Condon has been working on the script with David Koepp, and while the screenplay has progressed well, sources say both men want more time to rework it to better reflect their vision.

“After thoughtful consideration, Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon have decided to postpone ‘Bride of Frankenstein,’” the studio said in a statement on Thursday. “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.”

Javier Bardem is attached to star as Frankenstein’s monster and Angelina Jolie is in talks to play the title character. Sources say Bardem is committed to the role, but Jolie is still undecided, attached to Disney’s Maleficent 2 which could present scheduling problems.

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  1. Universal’s ‘Invisible Man’ with Johnny Depp loses writer Ed Solomon, studio ‘reconfiguring’ Dark Universe | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ was pulled off of the 2019 schedule, so even that is uncertain right now. Planned films like The Wolf Man, Van Helsing, Creature from the Black Lagoon seemed incredibly unlikely at this point. […]

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